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Why I love the English Oak [Quercus robur] bonsai tree for the garden

The English Oak, or Quercus robur, as it is known in latin is, unsurprisingly, a national favourite.
One of the reasons why I love the English Oak is, I believe, the same as why many others do too; they ooze character.
English Oaks typically have large, sturdy trunks which, once aged, have fascinating individual details and engravings. Each bonsai has a unique story and so each bonsai tree also has a completely different trunk to the next, giving each and every one a sense of individuality despite their similar, signature appearance.

Their hardy nature and structure perfectly reflect the reason why the Oak is an emblem of power, strength, ancient wisdom and survival and many nations, including England, have chosen the Oak as their national tree.

In addition to this, the English Oak is representative of qualities related to power and durability, as well as being considered a bearer of good luck, fertility, potency, healing and health.

A feature I really admire of oak trees is their vibrant green leaves with perfectly defined, patterned edges. It’s not hard to see why they are the ultimate telltale signs of an Oak tree; after all, their marvellously symmetric and slender lobed leaves are truly striking to those with attention to small details, even when so many are combined in a dense canopy.

Another reason why an English Oak is one of my favourite trees is that they have a sense of warmth about them; the size and exemplary proportions from years of work and development, gives the larger oak trees an air of wisdom, making them a comforting- yet powerful- presence wherever they may be placed.
And so, I believe that the oak is one of the best choices of bonsai due to their immense character and unequalled charm.

King of the English woodland A beautiful bonsai with spectacular design

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 and ideal for beginners. Easily cared for with small purple fruits as it matures, it’s 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.

S-Shaped fruiting beginners bonsai kit – The perfect new house warming gift [£49.99]

The perfect home warming gift

This lovely fruiting indoor bonsai is a Sweet Plum (Sageretia theezans) and therefore 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.

It’s 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.


Very cute New Home or House Warming gift idea

This very cute miniature fruiting indoor baby bonsai is a Sweet Plum (Sageretia theezans) and so it’s 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. It’s a symbol of protection, creativity and new beginnings. They’re 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 of pleasure. In addition, full care instructions are included to help those you gift it to, to get started.

Fabulous bonsai house warming gift which symbolises new beginnings

Milestone Birthday Bonsai Tree Gifts for those extra special occasions

Looking for the perfect gift to mark that big milestone?

Every so often those big birthdays come along and you get the chance to truly spoil someone special to you. These important milestones should not be forgotten, they generally signify a move in one phase of life to another and should without a doubt be celebrated in style.

Milestone birthdays which are generally the 16th , 18th , 21st , 30th , 40th, 50th and 60th are very significant in most people’s lives. So whether it’s your sister, grandfather or partner who’s turning a year older, they definitely deserve a one-of-kind gift for this landmark in their lives.

Delight your friends and family and celebrate this rite of passage with our outstanding range of bonsai gifts for 16th, 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th or 80th birthday celebrations.
Our new range of milestone birthday gifts offers a choice of either broom style (orchard style indoor bonsai) or the larger twisty S-Shaped bonsai. Supplied with lovely little heart signs with the milestone age.

Milestone bonsai gifts for special occasions
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Each of our unique Oriental Tea Tree Bonsai (Carmona microphylla or Fukien Tea Tree) gifts exhibit pretty white flowers, artistic styling and beautiful glossy dark green leaves. The Oriental Tea Tree bonsai is an artistic oriental species that symbolises courage & heart and signifies love and devotion.

This simple and elegant flowering bonsai is very easy to care for and ideal for growing indoors. The leaves are well proportioned and grow in neat clusters allowing the pretty white flowers and branch structure to be highly visible when flowering during the summer months.

Star Sign Bonsai Gifts – Artistic, Stylish, Unique & Inspired

Do you know someone who swears by their star sign and lives by their horoscope?

Our zodiac inspired bonsai trees make the perfect gift. Each of our unique bonsai gifts include a tree meaning tag and a beautiful double sided glazed zodiac pebble showing their star sign and astrological symbol on the reverse, which will be sure to leave them star struck.

Every star sign is available so whether you are shopping for a fiery Aries or a competitive Taurus you’ll be able to find the perfect gift for each astrological sign.

Are you trying to please a Leo or excite a Capricorn? Find out the star sign of your friend or love one below:

Aquarius (20th January to 18th February)
Strengths: Progressive, original, independent, humanitarian.
Likes: Fun with friends, helping others, fighting for causes, intellectual conversation, a good listener.
Colour: Light-blue, silver.
Element: Air

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Pisces (19th February to 20th March)
Strengths: Compassionate, artistic, intuitive, gentle, wise, musical.
Likes: Being alone, sleeping, music, romance, visual media, swimming, spiritual themes.
Colour: Mauve, lilac, purple, violet, sea green.
Element: Water

Aries (21st March to 19th April)
Strengths: Courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, honest, passionate.
Likes: Comfortable clothes, taking on leadership roles, physical challenges, individual sports.
Colour: Red
Element: Fire

Taurus (20th April to 20th May)
Strengths: Reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable.
Likes: Gardening, cooking, music, romance, high quality clothes, working with hands.
Colour: Green, pink.
Element: Earth.

Sag - Taurus

Gemini (21st May to 20th June)
Strengths: Gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, ability to learn quickly and exchange ideas
Likes: Music, books, magazines, chats with nearly anyone, short trips around the town
Colour: Light-green, yellow.
Element: Air

Cancer (21st June to 22nd July)
Strengths: Tenacious, highly imaginative, loyal, emotional, sympathetic, persuasive.
Likes: Art, home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, a good meal with friends.
Colour: White.
Element: Water.

Leo (23rd July to 22nd August)
Strengths: Creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous.
Likes: Theatre, taking holidays, being admired, expensive things, bright colours, fun with friends.
Colour: Gold, yellow, orange.
Element: Fire.
Carmona - Leo

Virgo (23rd August to 22nd September)
Strengths: Loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical.
Likes: Animals, healthy food, books, nature, cleanliness.
Colour: Grey, beige, pale-yellow.
Element: Earth.

Libra (23rd September to 22nd October)
Strengths: Co-operative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social.
Likes: Harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors.
Colour: Pink, green.
Element: Air.

Scorpio (23rd October to 21st November)
Strengths: Resourceful, brave, passionate, stubborn, a true friend.
Likes: Truth, facts, being right, long-time friends, teasing, a grand passion
Colour: Scarlet, red, rust.
Element: Water.

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Sagittarius (22nd November to 21st December)
Strengths: Generous, idealistic, great sense of humour.
Likes: Freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors.
Colour: Blue.
Element: Fire.

Capricorn (22nd December to 19th January)
Strengths: Responsible, disciplined, self-control, good managers.
Likes: Family, tradition, music, understated status, quality craftsmanship.
Colour: Brown, black.
Element: Earth.

Full care instructions are included with every bonsai, free delivery is available, and you can choose your delivery date at the checkout. Gift wrap and greetings messages can also be added to any of our gifts.

Give your loved one a zodiac inspired tree as a reminder of their best qualities and as a perfect gift for that unique event.

Indoor Bonsai Tree Meanings.

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Bonsai, in general, symbolise harmony, peace, order of thoughts, balance and all that is good in nature. Each variety of bonsai signifies something different, making these beautiful and artistic trees wonderful gifts for friends and family.

Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) – The tree of harmony. The Elm symbolises inner strength, intuition and wisdom. A beautiful bonsai which signifies love, balance, calm and a peaceful energy.

Fig (Ficus retusa) – The Fig symbolises fertility and love. The Bible indicates that the Fig tree has spiritual meaning. The tree that signifies health both spiritually and physically. A tree with energy.

Aromatic Pepper Tree (Zanthoxylum pipertum) – An outstanding bonsai with a fresh, fruity fragrance which symbolises purification, healing and protection.

Chinese Sweet Plum (Sageretia theezans) – Wonderful bonsai which displays beautiful tones of red/tan. This tree symbolises protection, health and wishes. Wonderfully signifies new life, renewal and creativity.

Tree of a Thousand Stars (Serissa foetida) – Commonly referred to as the Tree of a Thousand Stars or Snowrose. A dainty tree which symbolises well being, luck and hope.

Oriental Tea Tree (Carmona microphylla) – A stunning, artistic bonsai with beautiful white flowers which symbolises courage and ‘heart’.

Ligustrum [Relative of the Olive] (Ligustrum sinense) symbolises peace and friendship. A fast growing variety perfect for beginners. Very easy care.

Miniature Jade tree (Portulacaria afra) is the easiest indoor bonsai and requires minimal watering. A fun and fast tree which symbolises Good Luck and prosperity.