Japanese Elm Bonsai care

In this video we explain how to care for your Japanese elm Bonsai tree, also known as the Zelkova. Watering, pruning, fertilizing – all these topics are discussed. Keeping a Zelkova Bonsai alive is not a difficult task, but there are a few things you should be aware of. For more information, also check:

Bonsai trees are planted in small pots with minimal space for water and nutrient reserves. That means you need to water and fertilize your tree regularly. Make sure your Bonsai gets plenty of light, water, and fertilize when needed and your tree is sure to thrive!

If you are not entirely sure about your tree species, you can use this guide to ID your Bonsai:

If you want to learn more about Bonsai, consider enrolling in one of our Online Bonsai Courses. For the curriculums and free lectures, go to:

This video was filmed in the Japanese garden of Clingendael. We also like to thank Deshima Bonsai.

Using Dill From Your Home Herb Garden

Dill grows plentifully in the Mediterranean region and southern parts of Russia, the regions where the plant originated. It has been cultivated since at least the Neolithic period. The stems and flowers have been found in tombs from several civilizations. It has been considered a valuable plant throughout its history. This plant has a large repertoire of medicinal uses, making it a good addition to any herb garden.

10 Ideal Plants for Your Summer Landscape

Summer is in full swing, and the weather just keeps getting hotter. Not all plants can thrive or even survive in this climate, so it is important that you carefully consider which ones you choose to include in your landscape. Here are ten plants that can beat the heat.

Styles And Types Of Garden Sheds

A garden shed, sometimes called a storage shed, is a very handy space for storing just about anything. It’s an independent structure usually constructed or installed in a backyard away from public eye.

How to Judge Teak Garden Furniture for Quality

It used to be that teak garden furniture was a luxury item. Not anymore. There’s a glut of cheap teak on the market, all imported from the Far East. People buying these are overjoyed at first that they can get something so special for so little. They are of course, quite dismayed after a while when they see that their new purchase just doesn’t behave the way they’ve always known teak to behave.

How Driftwood Can Create Stunning Features In Your Home And Garden

Looking for that something different to decorate your home or garden? Want to have something none of your neighbours will have? Uniquely formed by the forces of nature, eco-friendly, driftwood can light up any area creating a naturally beautiful feature that you can be sure will be unique.

The Effects a Water Fountain Can Have

Water fountains have a special quality of bringing in relaxation and peace in people’s lives. They can be interesting and nice to watch, both for the children and the adults. Running water can soothe stressed out nerves by its continuous motion as well as the sound.

Turf Wars: Battle of the Mole

While many of us who garden don’t have the goal in mind of growing a putting green that has the look and texture of velvet, I think a number of us can say – with absolute certainty – that we have a love-hate relationship with moles and other excavating varmints. In that relationship, one could say that it’s most likely 1% love and 99% hate. You might experience a slight feeling of closeness when your dog digs one up and starts playing with it, but that’s probably about as close to a “warm fuzzy” as you’re ever going to get.

Implementing a Small Scale Japanese Garden Design

Gardening can be a source of joy to many people who take it as a hobby or even for people who will use the garden produce to supplement their vegetable requirements. Choosing the right design for your garden will be limited by many factors some of which you can control while others are beyond our reach. Japanese garden design is one of the designs that you can adopt to ensure that you get the best out of your garden.

Garden Pests and Disease – Mildew

There are almost as many species of the mildew fungus as there are plants they can impact on. Most, if not all mildews, focus there attack on the young shoots which will show signs of wilting or appear shrivelled prior to the tell-tale signs of the grey looking mildew becomes visible.

Garden Design – Spacing Your Planting

How to space your plants in a mixed planting bed requires good judgement and some knowledge of plant growth and form. The ultimate goal is to ensure they don’t stand-alone from one another like individual ornaments, or overcrowd the bed and spread into the adjoining plants ‘growth zone’.

Composting Myths – Does Your Compost Really Have to Smell Out the Neighbourhood?

It’s almost as though there is a conspiracy to prevent gardeners from making their own compost. The myths that surround this rather enjoyable activity are everywhere and are just that – myths. It’s time they were debunked!

Teak Window Box Planters

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