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Bonsai Tree Care and Information
At Kaizen Bonsai you’ll find everything you need to cultivate and care for your bonsai - whether you’re a beginner or a bonsai expert looking for the very best. In fact the only thing we can’t supply is the patience and commitment needed to get the most from your trees, but we’ll show you how to care for bonsai trees and we offer the best tools, nutrients and growing aids at some of the most competitive prices online.
While ‘Kaizen’ itself means ‘gradual improvement’ we’ve gone from strength to strength since our foundation in 1988, becoming one of the most respected and trusted names in bonsai tree care and cultivation. We’re committed to unrivalled quality in everything we do, and once you’ve ordered from us we’re confident you’ll return for all your bonsai trees, tools, fertilisers and pest control. We’re also one of the best sources for bonsai care information and have plenty of bonsai videos to walk you through all aspects of bonsai tree care, wiring, re-potting and more.
Browse our huge range of bonsai products or spend some time reading our guides on how to care for bonsai trees, or contact us directly if you’d like to know more about any of the products and services we provide.
Since my last diatribe in June it would appear my grumbling payed off. After a very poor start we did have a summer, and by and large, a nice one. Here in the east we had weeks without rain and temperatures nudging into the low 30s once or twice. Having cultivated bonsai trees in Britain for more than 20 years one thing I have noticed. By the end of most years trees do manage to achieve everything they need to. That's not to say that we see all the growth WE would like but it's nice to see good progress. In a year like this one it's nice to see steady progress with the development of our bonsai and goes to show just how resilient our trees can be. It does make me wonder how people manage to kill a bonsai tree?
The 'BLACK THUMB' of death does seem to afflict a few folk. These days with the free availability of an ocean of information, bonsai failures seem to be more prevalent than ever before. It may be because the greater percentage of information available is simply appalling mis-information given credence by a generation of 'do nothing' bonsai 'artists'. Many years ago one of my great mentors told me to judge what I hear in the light of the trees that I see. You are only as good as the trees on your benches. The quality of your plagiarism has little bearing on anything.
I studied horticulture professionally a few years back. The most valuable lesson I learned is that bonsai is 95% horticulture with a little creativity floated on top. It's very fashionable to be a 'bonsai artist'. Truth be told we are all just gardeners. Once you figure out what end goes in the soil it's all pretty much plain sailing thereafter. When I worked as a landscaper, particularly when designing gardens, I adhered strictly to the old adage 'Right plant, right place'. Bonsai is no different to landscape gardening except there is less soil. Learn your horticulture and your bonsai will start doing much better. So my top tip for this winter? Forget all the arty farty bonsai artist B.S. Forget Forums and the like. Put down the smart phone, tablet, laptop gizmo. Go and get yourself an RHS Certificate in Horticulture, it'll change your life!
P.S Whilst you are waiting for the paperwork to come through get busy reading our Bonsai Tree Care Information. It's NOT for beginners!
Graham Potter - November 2013
Bonsai essentials make great seasonal gift ideas!
Here we present a selection of our premium quality bonsai tools available as carefully prepared selections for a heavily discounted price. Based on extensive experience we have put together selections of tools in either black carbon or polished stainless steel. There are kits of small tools, large tools and also the entire range. Buy your tools at BELOW TRADE price. Each tool kit includes a free canvas tool roll to keep everything in one place, clean and tidy. Prices start from just £89 for 6x top quality black steel bonsai tools. Premium Quality Bonsai Tool Kits
Kaizen Bonsai offer one of the most extensive ranges of Bonsai Carving Tools anywhere in the world. We only sell tried and tested tools, there's no useless gimmick here just some of the best wood carvers available today.
Terrier™ & The Little Terrier™ The Ultimate Wood Carving Tool For Bonsai Purpose designed for carving of either green wood or old seasoned material. This tool is in the hands of many of the
worlds leading wood carvers. Don't just take our word for it see what Wood Carving magazine had to say about our tools Click Here
After more than 20 year there is not a lot we haven't seen in this business. One thing we HAVE seen is a lot of crappy turntables. We have seen junk from the far east and junk knocked up by amateurs with fists of ham. There really is some rubbish out there. We got fed up with having to charge outrageous prices for poor quality imports and so in the true spirit of kaizen we set out to do better.
The result is our BRITISH MADE medium sized turntable. Precision cut using the latest CNC machines our turntable is made of sealed 20mm moisture resistant MDF and features a hugh 36 ball flat bearing. Available in either plain wood or with a heavy duty non slip rubber top this turntable has the ability to carry huge loads over 100Kg but works great with little shohin bonsai too. No gimmicks just a top quality British made item exclusive to Kaizen Bonsai.
A happy bonsai tree needs a happy owner. If you are working outside this winter you'll be glad to be wearing one of our heavyweight Ts. A very cool piece of art you can wear!
Available in a variety of sizes up to 'chunky chap'.
Whether you are keeping indoor bonsai or special outdoor varieties overwintering in a greenhouse our grow lights are going to transform what is possible over the winter. many shohin enthusiasts swear by our lights, they are THE only way to get some specialist varieties, like itoigawa juniper and black pine, through a dark british winter.
Available in 2 or 4 tube variants. the low wattage cool running tubes pump out unparalleled levels of light. read more about our Lightwave 2-Tube Fluorescent Grow Light
The Mist 3000 is an ultra efficient and stylish humidifier for a whole host of applications. Looks good in the house and has ultra low energy consumption, just 38W. Simply fill with tap water, plug in and turn on, adjust the operating level and walk away. Using ultrasonic wave length technology this amazing machine produces water vapour without heat. To read more see our Indoor Bonsai and Propagating Humidifier
Part of our business involves buying up private collections, in doing so we gather up a vast number of nice handmade bonsai pots. These come from some of the best kilns in Tokoname, Japan right back home to some of the best British pot makers. Whilst used these pots are normally 100%. If there are imperfections we will show you clearly in pictures. One thing is for sure you will be able to buy great pots at great prices. Availability is limited and each pot is a one off. Don't leave your selection until spring! Grab a bargain whilst you can, these pots move quickly.
At this time of year we find folk like to give bonsai trees as gifts. A great many of our ongoing and loyal customers were introduced to bonsai in this way. Here at Kaizen Bonsai we have a very unique and special way of listing our gift package. You can select from the size of bonsai tree you want and a whole host of popular extras including tools, fertilisers and even greetings cards. We can deliver to any address of your choosing and on a date to suit. Bear in mind that the trees included in our kits are of immeasurably better quality than ANY of our competitors. Our trees are exceptionally well developed and ramified with great bark quality. Indeed many of our bonsai have been in pots longer than our competitions trees have been alive.
Take a look at what we have to offer with our indoor bonsai tree gift set/starter package selection
ALL NEW WEB SITE
Let us know what you want to see!
This year we are constructing an all new web site. This current site has been serving us well for rather too many years and now lacks some
of the functions both you and we would like to see. Whilst the basic appearance will not change we will be able to offer unparalleled
levels of both functionality and security. If there is something you feel needs improving we would love to hear from you. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
FANTASTIC NEW DELIVERY SERVICE FROM KAIZEN BONSAI
You can trust Kaizen Bonsai to always deliver the best value £ for £!
Here at Kaizen Bonsai we work very hard to offer the best value, quality products and service of ANY online bonsai retailer. You can probably buy cheaper but you will NEVER buy better. In keeping with our mission to continually improve what we do we have been busy looking at our delivery service. Over the last few months delivery costs have been increasing exponentially as service levels have been falling. Now we know everyone wants FREE DELIVERY but we are yet to find a company that will deliver our parcels for free.
Following months of research and discussion with different suppliers we have come up with a spectacular new deal which offers a very special service including fantastic interactive features AND a massive cost saving of over 20%!
Our new delivery service offers the following features.....
All this for just £6.95 including VAT. Leave the car at home and buy everything you need for Bonsai right here!
- Next day delivery for most U.K orders received before mid-day, 5 days a week.
- 1 Hour delivery window, notified by email or text so no need to wait in all day. To find out more click here
- Real time online tracking from collection to delivery including Follow My Parcel
- Simple system to re-schedule delivery day or arrange to leave with a neighbour including a mobile website. Click here
- QR coded 'Attempted deliver card' simplifies organising a re-delivery.
- Carbon neutral shipping! To find out more Click here
- Approximately 20% cost saving over our previous carrier.
- 60% less cost that many of our rivals.
- Your parcel is handled by one carrier door to door, even across Europe.
- Vastly improved transit times compared to Royal Mail.
- 100 local delivery depots with real people you can speak to.