• Bonsai in the rain - some beautiful macro photography

    Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum

    Japanese Larch - Larix

    Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum

    Copper Beech - Fagus sylvatica

    Japanese Black Pine - Pinus thunburgii

    Crabapple - Malus sylvestris

    Chinese Juniper - Juniperus chinensis

    Dogwood - Cornus

    Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum

    Japanese Red Maple - Acer palmatum deshojo


  • New Home & House Warming Gifts that grow

    We have some beautiful inspired and artistic new home or housewarming gifts. Beautiful indoor bonsai trees and kits which symbolise new beginnings and warm wishes. The Chinese Sweet Plum is a fabulous indoor bonsai variety, ideal for beginners with ease of care and small purple fruits as it matures. An extremely elegant variety of tree.

    With such a beautiful meaning, this gift is sure to delight close friends or family members as they enjoy their new home. Help them settle into their new pad and make them feel special with a beautiful bonsai tree with keepsake 'New Home' heart.

    The perfect home warming gift

    S-Shaped Fruiting Beginners Bonsai Kit - The Perfect New Home or House Warming gift £49.99

    This lovely fruiting indoor bonsai is a Sweet Plum (Sageretia theezans) and is the perfect gift to express your congratulations and celebrate the new home of a close friend or member of the family.
    The Sweet Plum is a beautiful and elegant bonsai which displays small purple fruits as it matures; a symbol of protection, creativity and new beginnings – well suited as a gift to family, friends or co-workers to show that you wish them well in their new start.,

    Included with this bonsai is a New Home heart shaped tag, pruning scissors, a drip tray, bonsai feed & sweet plum bonsai meanings tag.
    You can choose the best delivery date at the checkout and free delivery is available to most areas of the UK.
    An inspired and artistic beginners indoor bonsai kit which will bring many years if pleasure. Full care instructions are included.


    Fabulous bonsai house warming gift which symbolises new beginnings
    Very cute New Home or House Warming gift idea £36.99
    This very cute miniature fruiting indoor baby bonsai is a Sweet Plum (Sageretia theezans) and is the perfect gift to express your congratulations and celebrate the new home of a close friend or member of the family.
    The Sweet Plum is a beautiful and elegant bonsai which displays small purple fruits as it matures; a symbol of protection, creativity and new beginnings – well suited as a gift to family, friends or co-workers to show that you wish them well in their new start.,

    Included with this bonsai is a New Home heart, a blue ceramic drip tray & sweet plum bonsai meanings tag.
    You can choose the best delivery date at the checkout and free delivery is available to most areas of the UK.
    An inspired and artistic beginners indoor bonsai kit which will bring many years if pleasure. Full care instructions are included.

  • Bonsai shaping inspiration

    How you prune and wire your bonsai will determine its shape. There are many ways that your bonsai can then grow.
    Here are some examples of shapes that you can produce.

    Informal Upright (Moyogi)

    This is the shape that you'll most commonly encounter, and the way that most commercial growers will shape their bonsai.
    This tends to look the most aesthetically pleasing in the widest variety of settings.


    Slanting (Shakkan)

    Characterised, as is clear by the name, by the typically quite straight but leaning trunk.

    The trunk should be carefully considered, to have the nebari pointing in the opposite direction to the lean.


    Windswept (Fukinagashi)

    Again, as is clear by the name, the fukinagashi style appears as though it has been grown in a strong prevailing wind.

    Typically the branches will also be pointing in same direction.


    Literati or Bunjin (Bunjingi)

    Taken from the literati of imperial china, these bonsai tend to be stripped of their branches at the lower level with a crown of branches at the top.

    This can be achieved with very hard pruning.


    Twin Trunk (Sokan)

    Typically this shape is achieved by allowing one of the young branches to grow much thicker than would otherwise be allowed.

    The same effect could be achieve with growing two trees very close to one another, whose trunk then merge as they grow.


    Formal Upright (Chokkan)

    This is the most formal style of bonsai, and grown in similar fashion/shape as that of a chrismas tree; with a thick trunk at the base which gradually tapers. The branch structure follows a similar pattern.

  • Amazing Mother's Day Maple Bonsai Gifts

    Struggling with ideas for the perfect gift this Mother’s Day? Looking for something different, something personal and something lasting? Well, with Mother’s Day around the corner, we have just the solution to your search!

    We are pleased to introduce our new outdoor maple tree range, exclusively for Mother’s Day to give you the best gift for your mum.

    Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum) are a bonsai classic, admired all around the world. They belong to the ornamental trees for which there are many species, all renowned for their distinctive lobed leaves and transitioning of vibrant colours throughout the seasons.

    Our judiciously chosen maple for our Mother’s Day range is the ‘Katsura’; its striking display of leaves and ideal proportions make it such a magnificent showcase, regardless of garden size.  In the spring its leaves are lobed with stunning orange shades and complementary reddish margins. During the summer, they fade to a vivid green and a range of contrasting fiery red tones. Then in autumn they boast bold undertones of intense yellow, orange and red.

    With regular maintenance and care, your bonsai tree gift will a lifetime! They are easy to care for, requiring low maintenance, partial shade or full sun and healthy soil making it the perfect bonsai for beginners and professionals alike.

    Most significantly for Mother’s Day, the maple is symbolic of unconditional kindness, understanding and gratitude, making it the perfect, personal gift!

    So why not give the gift of a unique, personal and long-lasting maple bonsai to your mother this year?

    Beautiful seasonal colour of the maple bonsai tree Acer palmatum 'Katsura' maple bonsai leaves during spring

  • Japanese Flowering Cherry Blossom Bonsai Trees

    Prunus incisa ‘Kojo-ni-mai’

    Flowering Cherry trees (Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai'), are deciduous bonsai and often highly regarded as an ornamental species. They are most renowned for their pale pink/ white showy flowers which blossom before leaves emerge in the spring and their remarkable orange-blush autumn foliage colour

    Some have ornamental bark, whilst others boast small edible fruit during the autumn months. Its leaves are shaped artistically and give it a delicate and dainty appearance.

    Cherry trees signify good fortune, new beginnings, revival, and future happiness, and so make a perfect gift for family and friends.
    I love the Cherry tree. It is a beautiful outdoor bonsai species which will enhance any garden, pationor decking. With constantly changing beauty the cherry blossom has so much to admire
    Cherry Blossom bonsai trees

  • Valentine's Day Bonsai Tree Gifts for Sale from Bonsai Direct

    google-header-valentinesValentine's Day Bonsai Tree Gifts
    We have a beautiful collection of bonsai tree gifts for Valentines Day 2019.
    Truly artistic bonsai gifts with free delivery to most of the UK.
    You can add a complimentary message to your order.
    This year Valentine's Day is Thursday 14th February.
    You can order NOW and choose Valentine's Day delivery at the checkout.

    Why send a bonsai as a Valentine’s Day gift?
    Typically cards and flowers are sent as gifts on Valentine’s Day; but bonsai trees last years beyond flowers which fade and die. Valentine’s day is a cultural celebration of romance and love, and what better way to celebrate than with a bonsai tree symbolising love & devotion. A bonsai will bring years of pleasure and be a beautiful reminder to that special person in your life; when flowers would be but a distant memory.
    Our stunning range of Valentine’s gifts are all beautiful examples of indoor bonsai, each being lovingly and carefully packaged in bespoke packaging. Full care instructions are included with every bonsai tree and you may choose your delivery date at the checkout.
    We offer lovely gift wrap options to ensure you special present looks even more fantastic and you may add your personal message in one of two ways; either printed onto a special waterproof label which is adhered to the ceramic pot or as a gift message included on the care card.
    Surprise your partner or secret Valentine on February 14th this year with a beautiful bonsai from the professionals at Bonsai Direct.
    All our indoor bonsai are potted into pretty ceramic pots; a beautiful touch to an elegant & artistic gift.

  • New in stock - Figurines & Temples to accessorise your bonsai

    We have had many customers express an intertest in being able to purchase Figurines and Temples to accessorise their bonsai trees. We are now pleased to be able to supply 4 new ceramic hand painted fisherman and temples. They are also beautifully glazed.
    VIEW ornate Chinese figurines & Temples >

    Bonsai tree temples and figures

  • Top Tips from Bonsai Expert Lloyd Noall - Autumn

    • Bonsai growth will slow, so please take extra care with the watering. Please keep the soil just damp as your bonsai will require less water during cooler days. Do not be caught out -the sun could still pop out!
    • Continue to feed all indoor bonsai weekly with Bonsai Direct Fertiliser. Deciduous outdoor bonsai should be fed until the end of October or when the leaves drop. Evergreen outdoor bonsai, such as pines & junipers, can be fed once a month.
    • Please place outdoor bonsai in a more sheltered position in the garden or an unheated greenhouse. Ensure they are checked for water on warmer days.
    • Ensure indoor bonsai are in a bright position as the daylength is now reducing.
    • Protect your indoor bonsai from cold draughts. They prefer an even temperature.
    • Mist indoor bonsai twice a week with Bonsai Mist. This will help counteract dry air caused by central heating and give your bonsai a conditioning to enhance leaf growth.
    • Finally, enjoy any seasonal changes ….

    All the best LloydTop tips from Bonsai Master Lloyd Noall - Growing bonsia in autumn

  • Gifts for the gardener who has everything - unusual gifts for dad, mum and sister

    Bonsai trees make unique and unusual gifts for parents, family members and gardeners who have everything. If you are trying to find a thoughtful & beautiful gift for a birthday, anniversary or Christmas then look no further. Discover the wonderful world of indoor gardening with a beautiful beginners bonsai starter kit.
    Keen gardeners make fabulous bonsai growers, as they truly understand plants and what they need. They also get so much pleasure from tending to these small miniature trees and enjoy the styling & pruning.
    All our bonsai are supplied with easy to follow care instructions. They are not difficult and can even be the start of a new hobby.

    Maybe you are trying to find something a little different, but unique & individual, for your dad, mum or sister - here we have some bespoke gift ideas just for them. We have put together this small range of birthday gifts for your green-fingered friends and family to give you a starting point.

     

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