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Bonsai Tree in Ceramic Pot £9.99 @ Lidl

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4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Add a hint of the orient to your home with these easy to care for plants
Varieties: Carmona, Zelkova or Sagarethia
Height (cm): 35
Pot size Ø (cm): 16.5
Indoor

Ideally looking for a nice S shaped plant, so fingers crossed.

Available from July 21st
- haq
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GoldSquid
yeah had one of these before watered, fed it, looked after it but still it didn't grow


Your supposed to talk to it - for encouragement.
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Master G
They are Bonsai trees. "it didn't grow". That's the idea! They are supposed to be miniature, you clip them to keep them miniature. Bonsai has to be an obsession, you have to nurture them every day. Think of them as your children. Neglect them, even for a short time, and they'll die.

This explains why my Bonsai was taken away by social services then
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yeah had one of these before watered, fed it, looked after it but still it didn't grow

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1 Like #1
Nice looking tree
10 Likes #2
yeah had one of these before watered, fed it, looked after it but still it didn't grow
1 Like #3
good find op, heat added
22 Likes #4
GoldSquid
yeah had one of these before watered, fed it, looked after it but still it didn't grow


Your supposed to talk to it - for encouragement.
2 Likes #5
GoldSquid
yeah had one of these before watered, fed it, looked after it but still it didn't grow
I bought the carmona a couple of years ago. I watered it, fed it, and looked after it -- it's now in my garden and it's 7ft tall. (_;)
#6
pennyfarthing88
GoldSquid
yeah had one of these before watered, fed it, looked after it but still it didn't grow
Your supposed to talk to it - for encouragement.
well by doing that your breathing carbon dioxide on it which plants like :)
#7
Have a bonsai tree in the office; it's dying. Probably something to do with a lack of water ...
#8
I had one that died. Turns out a lot are outdoor plants. Sub-tropical ones that is. They're harder to grow than you think.
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http://i.imgur.com/CcLKqWW.gif
#10
cool
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937666
http://i.imgur.com/CcLKqWW.gif


​BARAKA WINS!
3 Likes #13
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41%2B%2BPk0L8BL._SY300_.jpg

Think all stick to a grass head and Level 1...heard these are like level 50 impossible to keep alive!
1 Like #14
They are Bonsai trees. "it didn't grow". That's the idea! They are supposed to be miniature, you clip them to keep them miniature. Bonsai has to be an obsession, you have to nurture them every day. Think of them as your children. Neglect them, even for a short time, and they'll die.
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I bought one from B+Q @ xmas for 50p. It had dried green leaves on it through neglect of watering @ HQ. The guy said it would flourish if it was well watered, I didn't think so. Well 7 months later I was right. It didn't flourish! it is firmly dead but it does have a lovely covering of moss all over the soil! ---- Worth 50p for the bonsai pot alone.
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Master G
They are Bonsai trees. "it didn't grow". That's the idea! They are supposed to be miniature, you clip them to keep them miniature. Bonsai has to be an obsession, you have to nurture them every day. Think of them as your children. Neglect them, even for a short time, and they'll die.

I work in Pastoral care in a secondary school. Neglected children in this country don't die very often, they usually act out in some way. Better to compare a Bonsai to a tamagotchi than children; that's another kind of oriental import that's for easy to please Westerners, isn't it?
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Master G
They are Bonsai trees. "it didn't grow". That's the idea! They are supposed to be miniature, you clip them to keep them miniature. Bonsai has to be an obsession, you have to nurture them every day. Think of them as your children. Neglect them, even for a short time, and they'll die.

This explains why my Bonsai was taken away by social services then
7 Likes #18
Kulaak
I bought one from B+Q @ xmas for 50p. It had dried green leaves on it through neglect of watering @ HQ. The guy said it would flourish if it was well watered, I didn't think so. Well 7 months later I was right. It didn't flourish! it is firmly dead but it does have a lovely covering of moss all over the soil! ---- Worth 50p for the bonsai pot alone.

Always nice to hear a success story!
#19
koimaster
http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpobo2Q49D1qguimxo1_400.gif

You ate a bonsai tree?!
#20
Buyer beware - the last carmonas I bought from Lidl were infested with blackfly. Months of treating the problem and it never went away, the filthy things just kept pooing all over my windowsill and killing off the plant, so they went in the bin.

I've got at least 6 or 7 other Lidl houseplants which are all flourishing though, including a few more bonsai.

Edited By: gbmcginty on Jul 19, 2016 11:48
#21
Awesome!
1 Like #22
Wanted one ever since watching Karate Kid :)
1 Like #23
Looks like a good price. BUT it would that at least 10 years to get it to where you want it to be, much patience is needed and skill. My hobby is in Bonsai trees and your life and soul has to go into it. My oldest is coming up to 30 years now and it now looks like a proper miniature tree, which is of course the name of the game.
#24
Wipe on. Wipe off.
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1 Like #27
I bought a 70 year old very expensive, gorgeous, bonsai tree about 20 years ago. I followed the instructions on how to look after it and was devestated when It died! They certainly aren't easy to look after. I still feel guilty that I murdered a plant, that was as old as my grandparents!!!! :(
3 Likes #28
You can get one in IKEA for £10, nicer looking pot as well
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#30
koimaster
http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpobo2Q49D1qguimxo1_400.gif


Came to post this. Not disappointed
#31
Can people advise which of the varieties sold is the easiest to maintain for a beginner?
1 Like #32
Thanks for the post Daniel son
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AlarApprentice
Master G
They are Bonsai trees. "it didn't grow". That's the idea! They are supposed to be miniature, you clip them to keep them miniature. Bonsai has to be an obsession, you have to nurture them every day. Think of them as your children. Neglect them, even for a short time, and they'll die.
I work in Pastoral care in a secondary school. Neglected children in this country don't die very often, they usually act out in some way. Better to compare a Bonsai to a tamagotchi than children; that's another kind of oriental import that's for easy to please Westerners, isn't it?

Ok, own up.....who invited him in?
#34
buddn07
Can people advise which of the varieties sold is the easiest to maintain for a beginner?
Marijuana.
#35
Master G
They are Bonsai trees. "it didn't grow". That's the idea! They are supposed to be miniature, you clip them to keep them miniature. Bonsai has to be an obsession, you have to nurture them every day. Think of them as your children. Neglect them, even for a short time, and they'll die.


​I think people are just having a joke...
#36
I used to work for the first ever UK importer of bonsai trees.
"Indoor" bonsai are notoriously difficult to keep alive and I would recommend you steer clear and start with an outdoor bonsai.
#37
I just use the Father Ted School Of Bonsai. I have so many great bonsai that need no special care at all! :p


(just in case the penny hasn't dropped)




Edited By: Meathotukdeals on Jul 19, 2016 18:45
#38
zx636r
buddn07
Can people advise which of the varieties sold is the easiest to maintain for a beginner?
Marijuana.
http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/growweedeasy.com/files/cole-train-marijuana.jpg(_;)
#39
AlarApprentice
Master G
They are Bonsai trees. "it didn't grow". That's the idea! They are supposed to be miniature, you clip them to keep them miniature. Bonsai has to be an obsession, you have to nurture them every day. Think of them as your children. Neglect them, even for a short time, and they'll die.
I work in Pastoral care in a secondary school. Neglected children in this country don't die very often, they usually act out in some way. Better to compare a Bonsai to a tamagotchi than children; that's another kind of oriental import that's for easy to please Westerners, isn't it?

D'ya know, I really really can't stand self-righteous holier-than-thou lacking in humour people. He was having a joke. If you can't take one, you're in the wrong profession. Please keep your faux piety to yourself, eh?
#40
flamethrower
zx636r
buddn07
Can people advise which of the varieties sold is the easiest to maintain for a beginner?
Marijuana.
http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/growweedeasy.com/files/cole-train-marijuana.jpg(_;)

That's Marjoram.
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