SPECIAL SOIL DELIVERY DEAL FOR SPRING!
With spring just around the corner it's "Soil season" again. Here at Kaizen Bonsai we appreciate times are hard and so are offering a very
special delivery deal. If you have some bonsai friends or belong to a bonsai club why not get together and make a bulk order. We can
deliver a half pallet of soil (up to 450Kg Approx' 40x 14L bags) to most parts of the U.K for just £40.00 and if your order is over £500
we will deliver it completely free of charge to most areas. We have soil leaflets available to pass around your friends too. Just drop us
a line at - email@example.com
or call free 0800 4580 672.
"Wet Underpants Never Hurt Anyone"
Mention British summers to just about anyone in the world that has visited our little island and you will get a wry smile. I am sitting at my desk in the wee small hours and have been cogitating over our current predicament, vis-a-vis the weather. As a born and bred Englishman I am genetically predisposed to grumble about the weather but do bear with me. Having been born in a field, at least that's what my mother says since i tend to leave doors open, i have a penchant for outdoor activities. There are two things I love to do above all else, ride motorcycles and cultivate bonsai trees. Last summer was the wettest since Noah built his ark and this summer (so far) is the coldest since Methuselah wore short trousers. What is an outdoorsman to do? I can still ride my bikes, wet underpants never hurt anyone but cultivating bonsai is proving a little more difficult.
Everyone I speak to in Blighty is grumbling about the cold 'Siberian' summer but underlying our hyperbole I detect a not of serious concern. How long can our trees withstand this relentless barrage of abuse? Many of us have lost precious bonsai over the last two or three years and have had our confidence undermined. I am constantly bombarded with requests for help and advice on bonsai trees that are not doing what they are supposed to. Bonsai lovers across the U.K are being held to ransom by the fickle weather. What can we do?
I was recently watching coverage of the 100th Chelsea Flower Show. Apparently it has been a record year for gold medals there. I have to say i was inspired, in spite of an apocalyptic summer in 2012, a relentless hellish winter and no spring to speak of the shows exhibitors had managed to put together the finest display of horticultural magnificence seen in a hundred years. As bonsai growers there are a lot of things we can do to counteract the elements. Just like the Chelsea exhibitors we need to raise our game, stop bitching, stick two fingers up at the sky and create beautiful bonsai regardless. If I have to cover my garden in glass, change the type of trees I grow, use different soil, fertiliser or whatever then that is exactly what I will do.
In all seriousness, seeing as the elements are currently making our life difficult we do need to raise the level of our game. Our bonsai are valiantly doing what they can and we need to make sure our care regimen is beyond reproach. I believe the days of just buying some bonsai and sitting them on a bench outside are gone. Bonsai cultivation is the highest expression of horticultural practice. We need to learn our trade, hone our skills and refine our technique and it is now more important than ever.
Kaizen in a Japanese word meaning continual gradual improvement. That is the name I chose for my business over 10 years ago and that is what, as a company, we practice every day, simply being a little better than yesterday. We apply this philosophy to everything we do. We are THE most innovative UK bonsai company and you can rely upon us to bring you the latest products and techniques to help you produce beautiful bonsai trees and enjoy a satisfying and fulfilling hobby. I have listed some vitally important products below. These will help you give your bonsai the best chance over the coming growing season. Our products are extensively tested on our own nursery before we offer them and many are in use every day.
Here's to a great summer and thanks for your continued support.
Graham Potter - June 2013
The ONLY bonsai fertiliser you need for ALL outdoor bonsai trees. Our nursery carries around 3000 trees in pots and this is our No1 fertiliser, across the board. Whether growing raw material or award winning bonsai trees this is the ONLY fertiliser you need. PACKED with nutrients it is much more economical that chicken manure at half the price and every bit as good as overpriced Japanese imports that can cost three or four times more. Trust GREEN DREAM to nourish all your bonsai trees throughout the growing season.
SUMMER SPECIAL PRICE OFFER!
We know times are hard and are doing what we can to alleviate the pain being imposed by the "swivel eyed loons" in government. For a limited period we are offering GREEN DREAM ORIGINAL at a discounted price.
1Kg Now £6.00 SAVE 75p
2.5Kg Now £10.00 SAVE £1.50
7Kg Now £21.00 SAVE £2.75
Kick start your bonsai after the cold spring weather. Super Drive, much like it's famous synonym is a powerful plant growth enhancer. Contains highly refined specialized plant extracts blended to create a unique and powerful growth enhancer. Super Drive can be used at every stage of plant growth from seeds and cuttings to maintaining ancient bonsai trees. Particularly effective as a foliar spray. Highly concentrated formulation means high dilution rate, one little bottle goes an extremely long way.
Super Drive is ideal for...
Soaking seed prior to planting.
Striking cuttings & layers.
Initial watering after re-potting bonsai.
Part of a regular fertilizer regimen.
For foliar application.
For soil application.
Use instead of Superthrive.
100ml and 1 Litre options available
If your bonsai are struggling after the long winter and not growing as they should the problem is likely to be root and tissue damage from the cold wet weather. Rhizotonic is one of the best root initiators we have tested. Not a fertilizer just a great way to coax reluctant plants into life.
From one of the most advanced plant science laboratories in Holland, Rhizotonic is a ground breaking product. We have been trialing this product on our nursery for some time now and the results have been remarkable. We often take in plants that are in poor condition after years of neglect as well as recently collected ancient yamadori. We also produce material from cuttings, seeds and liners. Since using Rhizotonic our failure rate has declined dramatically. Plants are establishing much faster and growing more strongly with improved colour, water and nutrient uptake.
The ONLY product we use on our nursery to control all the little
nasties bothering our lovely trees. Spray regularly for clean and
healthy plants throughout the season.
Environmentally friendly, no toxic pesticide and growth stimulant. The
latest generation pest and disease control for all plants, inside or
out. A remarkable patented formula that is non toxic and safe to use
around children, pets and on food crops.
Kills pests and mildew fungi and boosts the plants health to promote
Here's what the manufacturer has to say.....
This unique 3 in 1 pesticide / mildewcide / foliar nutrient is
biodegradable, non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
Why use toxic chemicals when you can use SB Plant Invigorator (SBPI)?
The Environmentally Friendly Pesticide, Mildewcide and Foliar Feed for
use on all edible and ornamental crops.
The world is becoming much more “environmentally aware”. Large
supermarkets chains are demanding lower and lower minimum residue
levels (MRL) in fruit, vegetables and now even ornamental crops.
Used by professional and amateur growers and gardeners worldwide.
Helps to produce quality fruit, vegetables, flowers, bushes, shrubs
Controls a wide range of important pest species that include Whitefly,
Aphid, Spider Mite, Mealybug, Scale and Psyllids.
SBPI has a “physical mode of action”. The mode of action is non-
chemical and non-biological. If applied correctly pests will not
become resistant to SBPI.
There is no harvest interval after applying SBPI. The efficacy is
Suitable for use throughout the year
No harvest interval
Plant stimulant foliar feed for strong healthy growth
Controls plant pests including Whitefly, Aphid, Spider Mite and Mealybug
Pests will not become resistant
Can control mildew
Physical mode of action
Helps prevent chlorosis and improves leaf colour and vigor
Plant wash for a cleaner, shiny appearance
Excellent shelf life
Available as 500ml Ready to use spray £6.99
250ml concentrate (makes 25L) £9.99
and new 500ml concentrate (makes 50L) £15.99
Hopefully we will all get to do some watering this summer. Make the task an absolute delight with these quality products.
Buy our top quality Bonsai Watering Lance along with our 30m Heavy duty hose
and save £5.20
We searched long and hard to find a traditional style watering can for bonsai that doesn't cost the earth. This gorgeous watering can is the
result and at about a quarter of the cost of Japanese equivalents it's an ABSOLUTE BARGAIN.
Made in the U.K from high quality heavy gauge steel that is then hot
dip galvanized you can expect a lifetime of service from this
excellent watering can. The one drawback of galvanized cans is that
after a while they oxidize and become an ugly grey colour. To keep
this can looking good for decades it is finished in a titanium silver
or British Racing Green powder coating (not just painted!).
The business end of the can is finished off with a solid brass fine
rain rose and the spout has a filter to prevent clogging of the rose
(removable for cleaning).
Perfectly balanced in use the can is ideal for use with bonsai trees.
The long neck reaches easily under even large trees and gets the water
straight onto the soil.
Perfectly suited to bonsai as well as watering container grown plants
and hanging baskets.
We think this is the best value watering can available today and just
in case you were wondering an equivalent watering can from Japan costs
£220 including VAT.
Now available in two sizes, 4.5l and a new 3.5l capacity.
Also both sizes are available in British Racing Green or Titanium
More colours may be available soon, please ask.
Having said all of the above here's hoping this product will be
needed. As well as protecting delicate plants from the heat of the sun
this netting makes a perfect wind break and allows just the right air
circulation to keep bonsai healthy.
Duranet tape thread netting is made of flat tape thread and
monofilament. It is the ideal material for creating overhead shade for
delicate species like Japanese maples. It is also very effective at
cutting out high winds thus protecting delicate foliage. In winter it
will give a degree of frost protection. U.V stabilized material that
will give sterling service for many years. Woven hemmed edges with
integral fixing holes. Fix in place using timber battens and staples
or securing through it's eyes onto taught wire.
1.8 meters wide & sold by length.
High performance 450gsm capillary matting. Use for bench tops in poly
tunnels and glass houses to raise humidity considerably. Also great to
line drip trays for indoor bonsai to help raise localized humidity.
You can also cut a thin strip and feed it through a drainage hole in
the trees pot and out the bottom, stand the pots foot on top of it to
transfer water into the pot continuously. Can also be used to carpet
outdoor holding areas to help keep plants moist during summer. Holds
Approximately 6 liters of water per square meter. Attractive green
finish one side and white to reverse.
£3.95 per meter off the roll
0.53 meters wide.
Summer is one of the busiest times for propagation. Kaizen Bonsai
offer an unparalleled range of excellent products to help you be
successful with whatever method of propagation you are using.
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