Bonsai Trees @ Netto (Instore) for £2.00
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Bonsai Trees @ Netto (Instore) for £2.00

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Found 27th Feb 2010Made hot 27th Feb 2010
Bonsai Trees @ Netto for (instore) £2.00

Trees are 4 years old.

EDIT

Seen in Hulme/Whalley Range, Manchester branch.

Pictures on 2nd page...

64 Comments

:thumbsup:

How far away are those trees?

Not in either of their leaflets. Hmm... must go for a walk and check the Atherton "branch" :-D

This is a good find for Mothers Day:) Heat added

Original Poster

davelfc;7968881

How far away are those trees?



Hulme, Manchester branch.

davelfc;7968881

How far away are those trees?

That all depends on 'where from' surely? I mean, how far away are they from the checkouts? How far away are they from dying? How far away are they because they look really small from here!

OH! And just so everyone knows.... that tree the OP has used as an example is NOT a representation of the tree in any way other than the POT it's in!

They do however have some of this variety...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515DG1HQ9XL.jpg

None left in Atherton :x

Sold both pallets (each of 12) soon after they were put out, apparently

And they were £4 :roll:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y297/ShamblesX/th_8dea29b6.jpg

I want one! Pity there's no netto near me =[ heat added nonetheless, great find OP!

:-D I got it

davelfc;7968881

How far away are those trees?

davelfc;7968881

How far away are those trees?


About as far as the plastic cows.

It's on 4od if you want to see it again.

There are non near me but will ask Mr Myagi :thumbsup:

No way will they be like the OP's pic in the header.

I can never keep these damn things alive. A year and a half is my record.

Think all the world tree. Nothing but tree. Remember picture? Go make...

Good deal -- Got two on Tues - but £4 each -- Netto dont water em instore--so after a week their usually well on the way to exotic stick status
The pots are half size of last times offer -- at this rate next time possibly novelty " Bonsai in a thimble " deal ?

davelfc;7968881

How far away are those trees?



reminded me of an episode of phoenix nights :w00t:

:thumbsup:

Original Poster

Defo £2.00 at my store, I have a pic, will upload proof tomorrow. Unable to todo it on my mobile phone.

Dontforg3t.

Pics Up -

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/__capri__/DSC01002.jpg

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/__capri__/DSC01003.jpg

:thumbsup:

Gonna check out my Netto on Penny Lane , you know what bugs me about Netto is those yellow plastic basket things are always grimy and filthy . Im not a cleaning maniac (just a maniac) but its minging too then put food in em .

unterwasser;7970259

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmU_q5xrnto



great !
i was thinking of this one

youtube.com/wat…qfQ

kevgibby;7969356

:-D I got it



I'm glad somebody did.

kassy2005;7969911

reminded me of an episode of phoenix nights :w00t:



With the Bolton fans, classic.

Most of these will already by dying or dead, i wouldnt bother. Best way to get a decent one is from a bonsai farm where they are looked after properly.

For those who can't keep them alive, have you read care sheet of trees?

The majority of trees need to be outdoors. Only a few tropical ones need to be kept indoors because they're not hardy for our winters. I have about 50, and all are outdoors bar two cacti and some privet cuttings which were over-wintered indoors, but will be going back out around the end of March.

Secondly, they need repotting after a while. I plant my trees in cat litter (has to be Wilkinsons calcined clay pink, or Sophistocat pink) as it's diamaceous clay. It's free draining, and makes sure I don't over-water them. It also allows me to grow them hydroponically essentially. The thick heavy stuff really restricts fibrous root growth and oxygen getting to the roots.

Finally, the trees you find in Homebase, B&Q, Ikea etc, they're all poor. They don't resemble real trees with their over-exaggerated s-shaped trunks and lack of taper! You're all much better buying some decent quality ones from bonsai.co.uk, Kaizenbonai, Greendragon bonsai, Herons, or Greenwood! You'll also get some top quality advice.

ill pop down to the hulme branch tomorrow, hope my car is there when i return

Dmack;7971095

ill pop down to the hulme branch tomorrow, hope my car is there when i … ill pop down to the hulme branch tomorrow, hope my car is there when i return



why would you say that, explain?

davelfc;7968881

How far away are those trees?



China? lol

kevgibby;7969356

:-D I got it



Me too. Max and Paddy.

kassy2005;7969911

reminded me of an episode of phoenix nights :w00t:



Duh.

Dmack;7971095

ill pop down to the hulme branch tomorrow, hope my car is there when i … ill pop down to the hulme branch tomorrow, hope my car is there when i return



TeeHee!!

What's black and orange with a **** at one end?

A Netto shopping bag...

no Netto's near me hot deal btw

Furrag;7970847

For those who can't keep them alive, have you read care sheet of … For those who can't keep them alive, have you read care sheet of trees?The majority of trees need to be outdoors. Only a few tropical ones need to be kept indoors because they're not hardy for our winters. I have about 50, and all are outdoors bar two cacti and some privet cuttings which were over-wintered indoors, but will be going back out around the end of March.Secondly, they need repotting after a while. I plant my trees in cat litter (has to be Wilkinsons calcined clay pink, or Sophistocat pink) as it's diamaceous clay. It's free draining, and makes sure I don't over-water them. It also allows me to grow them hydroponically essentially. The thick heavy stuff really restricts fibrous root growth and oxygen getting to the roots.Finally, the trees you find in Homebase, B&Q, Ikea etc, they're all poor. They don't resemble real trees with their over-exaggerated s-shaped trunks and lack of taper! You're all much better buying some decent quality ones from bonsai.co.uk, Kaizenbonai, Greendragon bonsai, Herons, or Greenwood! You'll also get some top quality advice.



Excellent advice, thanks - repped :thumbsup:

MinerWilly;7970256

Gonna check out my Netto on Penny Lane , you know what bugs me about … Gonna check out my Netto on Penny Lane , you know what bugs me about Netto is those yellow plastic basket things are always grimy and filthy . Im not a cleaning maniac (just a maniac) but its minging too then put food in em .


I picked up 2 from Penny lane after 1st lookin at Wavertree store where they only had 1 left at £4, but the P.L store had about a dozen or so, only 2 types @ £2 each. Just to the left of the entrance all in a large box in the corner on the floor, the box had a label saying Camellias £10 or somthin like that on it:?, that was about 5pm today. The plants are not to bad, albeit they were losing some of the leaves. States on the box they are 4 year old plants.
I will try to post my photo for actual size.

http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy60/adeo_2010/PIC_00046.jpg

Banned

Oh my of my oh my!!!

These trees dont die, they are just very sensitive, once they move from thier permanent location they will begin to shed their leaves, but that's perfectly normal. We bought a bonsai tree from Ikea over a year ago, it shed its leaves within days, the instructions said soak the pot in water approx 10 mins until the bubbles stop, we regularly soak the pot (without moving the tree) in a bowl of water, it still sheds its leaves every now and then or so but then they re-appear. Ive known people who chucked these trees away because they thought they died once the leaves fell off! but thats perfectly normal until they get acclimatised to their new location.

yasmo10;7971155

why would you say that, explain?



Just being plain ignorant I suspect, best off staying at home if (s)he's scared.

Last car crime stats I saw for Mcr had Didsbury at the top.

And the Netto isn't even in Hulme it's in Whalley Range.

Adeo: - Your tree is a Chinese Elm. I bet that if it was labeled, it read 'Zelkova serrata'. This is to get around import restrictions, and common practice. Chinese Elms are fantastic trees for the beginner. I really recommend you all further educate yourself in this fantastic hobby:

UK forums: weetrees.co.uk
Great for articles and care sheets: bonsai4me.com/

Roccostan;7971621

Oh my of my oh my!!! These trees dont die, they are just very … Oh my of my oh my!!! These trees dont die, they are just very sensitive, once they move from thier permanent location they will begin to shed their leaves, but that's perfectly normal. We bought a bonsai tree from Ikea over a year ago, it shed its leaves within days, the instructions said soak the pot in water approx 10 mins until the bubbles stop, we regularly soak the pot (without moving the tree) in a bowl of water, it still sheds its leaves every now and then or so but then they re-appear. Ive known people who chucked these trees away because they thought they died once the leaves fell off! but thats perfectly normal until they get acclimatised to their new location.



I disagree that there is anything precious, sensitive or mystical about bonsai. They're normal hardy trees, pruned in such a way to keep them small and for basically container cultivation.

What has to be remembered is that when you buy trees from about November - February, they will not be allowed to go into dormancy at places like Homebase because then they'll have no leaves and won't be saleable! Instead, they're prevented from going into dormancy (which keeping them indoors at home does) and over the years they become much weaker and will eventually die.

When you bring them home from these places and place them outdoors, or even next to a window where curtains exist, the temperature will be much lower, and they'll prepare for dormancy, thus shedding their leaves. Leaving them in a sunny window doesn't have a net effect on temperatures over a 24 hour period as they stress easily at pendulum-esque changes in the temp. Once the temperature starts getting up consistently again in Spring, they'll put out new growth.

Soaking is quite a controversial technique and in my opinion unnecessary and doesn't teach the owner about watering needs. In traditional bonsai circles, watering is said to be one of the hardest techniques to master. Despite this, the modernists cure all watering issues and can be avoided simply by planting the tree into Akadama (Japanese fired clay) or it's (much cheaper!) equivalent of the aforementioned cat litters. The problem is, if you really must keep your tree indoors (it's a tropical, or you live in a flat), then you have the problem of no humidity and the tree drying out far too quickly in cat litter, which will need watering bi-daily at the height of summer. Because it's free draining, you lose long-term water retention. It'll be best to have a soil mix which is probably 3:2:1 of cat litter: bark: peat.

If you buy one now, keep it indoors for 3-4 weeks, and put it outside at the end of March as the trees should have at least the whole of Autumn to acclimatise to the cold and possibility of frosts.

adeo;7971593

I picked up 2 from Penny lane after 1st lookin at Wavertree store where … I picked up 2 from Penny lane after 1st lookin at Wavertree store where they only had 1 left at £4, but the P.L store had about a dozen or so, only 2 types @ £2 each. Just to the left of the entrance all in a large box in the corner on the floor, the box had a label saying Camellias £10 or somthin like that on it:?, that was about 5pm today. The plants are not to bad, albeit they were losing some of the leaves. States on the box they are 4 year old plants. I will try to post my photo for actual size.



Thanks I will pop over there tomorrow , might have a pint in the Richmond on the way !

I want one too but don't have a store near me :cry:
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