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    easy grow seeds that can be turned into bonsai because i want to take up bonsai growing also any advice will be gratefully recived
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    Hi soobeth, Most trees can be turned into bonsai. Obviously some are better than others! The easiest to obtain are obviously things like oak, chestnut and anything is native. You need to keep the roots restricted and they need training and pruning to get the shape right. It's a very long business and it is a long time before the leaves become small. I had a chestnut that took about 25 years for the leaves to get into the right scale. I gave it to a friend and I think that it is still going strong. It's a complicated process and I suggest that you get some books from the library before you start.

    One other thing - because the pots are so small they are mostly filled with roots and need to be watered at lease twice a day in the summer but thye can be left outside in the winter if they are hardy of course!

    Have fun I hope you are a patient person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Start collecting conker and acorn seeds now and sow them, they will be up in the spring you can make a start with those.

    I have a conker tree over 12 years old now.

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    What fond memories... NOT!
    I went through a 'phase' about 10 years back and bought myself 2 or 3 bonsais. We were then living 400 miles from our families, and any trips south involved taking the damn bonsais with us for fear of killing them!
    One died and I replaced it, then slowly the rest ailed and TBH I was glad when the last of them finally pegged it! (Although knowing what I do now about plants I suspect it wasn't so much dead as comotosed).
    Worse than kids!!

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    easy grow and bonsai not normally found in the same sentence

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    Cotoneasters are fairly easy to grow & lend themselves to Bonsai. One of the cheapest ways is to buy container grown conifers from the garden centre & then shape & train them. If you go to the Library I'm sure they will have good books on Bonsai. Silver birch ar good too & if you have a quarry nearby these will be some of the first treast to colonise the derelict ground.

    Failing that have a good look aroung the garden, you'll be supprised what chance seedlings you get from the local wildlife.

    If you find some of the smaller flowered Fuchsia's, they make an interesting subject for Bonsai.
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    so i was saying about SEEDS!!!!
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    As suggested conkers and acorns are seeds. Or you might be able to pick up some sycamore seeds
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