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Its a Buxus (Boxwood), 4 years old and I am yet to name it. I know I need to pick up some pruning tools and Bonsai feed but does anyone have any tips on pruning or general maintenance tips?
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you can use nail clippers as miniature secateurs.

here are a few suggestions for names:

Nigel

Dave

Ed

Natalie

Alex
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you can use nail clippers as miniature secateurs.

here are a few suggestions for names:

Nigel

Dave

Ed

Natalie

Alex

OP, please call your tree Nigel.
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(Original post by the bear)
you can use nail clippers as miniature secateurs.

here are a few suggestions for names:

Nigel

Dave

Ed

Natalie

Alex
i see what you did there
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Don't eat it, as some do in Warwick these days...


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That's a huge Bonsai? How much did it cost OP?
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In for confirmation as to whether Bonsai means 'tasty little tree' in Japanese
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i see what you did there
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you can use nail clippers as miniature secateurs.

here are a few suggestions for names:

Nigel

Dave

Ed

Natalie

Alex
(Original post by CherryWine)
OP, please call your tree Nigel.
I'm no lib dem but I think Nigel is an excellent name for my tree, kinda like a Jeffery, a normal name with a hidden potential.


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That's a huge Bonsai? How much did it cost OP?
It cost £8.99 from a garden centre chain shop called Rivendell, it looks a lot bigger in the photo than it is. When I'm on my computer I'll post another better picture for scale.
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I'm no lib dem but I think Nigel is an excellent name for my tree, kinda like a Jeffery, a normal name with a hidden potential.
Exactly that!
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(Original post by puddledancer)
I'm no lib dem but I think Nigel is an excellent name for my tree, kinda like a Jeffery, a normal name with a hidden potential.




It cost £8.99 from a garden centre chain shop called Rivendell, it looks a lot bigger in the photo than it is. When I'm on my computer I'll post another better picture for scale.
Was it sold to you by elves? Is it magical?
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Was it sold to you by elves? Is it magical?
Unfortunately it was a decidedly unmagical bored looking lady.
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what other marvels can one buy in Rivendell ?
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what other marvels can one buy in Rivendell ?
It's basically a garden centre do orchids, cati, patio furniture, fishes, soil, pots, craft stuff and chocolate.

Stuff like that.
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(Original post by puddledancer)
It's basically a garden centre do orchids, cati, patio furniture, fishes, soil, pots, craft stuff and chocolate.

Stuff like that.
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I had one of these a few years back but I think I got a bit trigger-happy with the pruning and it... died. lol. They seem to be quite fragile pets, so be gentle.
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(Original post by puddledancer)
Its a Buxus (Boxwood), 4 years old and I am yet to name it. I know I need to pick up some pruning tools and Bonsai feed but does anyone have any tips on pruning or general maintenance tips?
So shall I dance?:colone:

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