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Banboozled by a Bonsai - lunar_echo

lunar_echo
Date: 2008-01-20 19:42
Subject: Banboozled by a Bonsai
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Mood:confusedconfused
Music:The Moon and the Nightspirit: Rego Rejtem
Anyone here experienced with growing/maintaining bonzai trees? I was given a Bonzai Ligustrum as a present, and despite researching a little online - am somewhat confused by how to care for it. It seems that root cutting/re-potting is a good idea, but I'm scared.

My main concern is a large root that is growing outside of the soil, in a loop - connecting from the base of the tree, circling around one side of it and then into the soil with some small hair roots growing off it in open air. Should I cut that off before spring, or leave it? It looks too thick to wind into the soil, but I feel like I'd be cutting an artery or something.

The roots seem quite tight inside, and I think it may need the old soil combing out, and new soil adding. I know they only require a shallow ceramic pot, and I'd like to keep it in its current pot - as they seem to cope ok. with little room.

I'm just scared that if I prune some of its root base I'll kill it.

That's all from me today.
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lunar_echo: Me
User: lunar_echo
Date: 2008-01-21 14:01 (UTC)
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oo thanks, I shall ask her later when I'm home from work. They look so fragile and squished in their tiny pot - I dont want to harm it, but at the same time I feel bad for it - seeing it with so little space to grow!

Did you ever receive the card/cd I sent before the winter holidays?
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lunar_echo: Rumpus!
User: lunar_echo
Date: 2008-01-22 13:24 (UTC)
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ooo no I didn't receive it I don't think...facebook does baffle me sometimes...

Glad you love - the music was a bit of a random guess really! Hope you're all well anyways. I shall catch up with your journal as I've been mostly absent from online world the past couple of weeks (dipping in occasionally, and bombarding people with a few posts myself in pockets, lol - need to find a less random method - more photos me thinks!).

*big hugs* :)
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