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Bonsai Ficus Ginseng

29 September 2009 01:43:43
Bonsai Ficus Ginseng

Bonsai Ficus Ginseng

Was off today, but feeling a bit under the weather with a sore throat and a head cold i stayed in bed for the morning, got up around lunch time and decided to give the garden a miss today! lazed around the house and checked out the net for info on old types of tomatoes for next years seed list! i tend to get cabin fever if i stay in the house for to long so today being my brothers anniversary we bought some flowers and went to visit his grave, today was his first anniversary and i really didn't know how i was feeling but i was really glad we went out there today, on the way back we dropped into woodies as Maggie wanted to pick up a few things, i went walking around looking at bulbs etc and found a small bonsai reduced to €9.99 and decided to buy it to cheer me up!! while waiting in the Q for the check-out i noticed 6 or 7 large bonsai for sale, i went over to have a look and could not believe the size or price!! it was a large Bonsai (Ficus Ginseng) almost 20" tall and in an oval ceramic pot 10" X 7" priced at €19.99! l had paid €15.75 including postage for a pot that size from the UK only last year! so needless to say i left back my original choice and picked out a fine specimen which i was delighted to take home with me to add to our fledgling Bonsai collection............... 


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Jacinta Jacinta 29 September 2009 07:15:15

So sorry you are feeling under the weather. And the anniversary probably didnt help much. Yea those bonsai trees are really great value, but I noticed that the bonsai that are for sale nowadays dont come with a dish. And a bonsai needs to be sitting in water for a good while.


Lìga Lìga 29 September 2009 09:02:26

I like bonsai,but in others houses.For me they is to difficult,,i think they take to much time.Have to be really enthusiast growing it.


Gismo1981 Gismo1981 29 September 2009 13:56:36

Hope you are feeling okay, today must be a tough day and not feeling under the weather can take its toll too. great value with the bonsai, Paul bought one last year its very tempermental to say the least but despite one or two near disaster experiences its coming along at the moment.


Sharon1 Sharon1 29 September 2009 16:24:37

Thoughts with you and yours Dave, can't be easy.  We used to keep bonsai when we lived in the UK - all that misting and root trimming did my head in - I almost don't have any indoor plants any more - hmm - is that a cue for a shopping trip??


Jacinta Jacinta 29 September 2009 18:28:04

Sharon, yes it is DEFINITELY time for a bit of indoor plant shopping. If you want low-maintenance indoor plants, why don't you get a few cacti or succulents. You CANT kill them!


sparrow sparrow 29 September 2009 19:32:17

Sorry to hear your not feeling very well. Hope you recover soon. Going to the grave was,nt easy, I will keep him in my prayers.  Bonsai ia great. Twenty years ago I bought one for an anniversary present for my brother and his wife (who is a great gardener) and I paid £60 for it. Punts. I must have been mad!!!!  They had it for years.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 29 September 2009 21:04:28

Sorry to read you have been unwell Dave.All overi its been a really tough time on you.


Keego Keego 01 October 2009 13:17:27

Dave glad to hear you got over the day - anniversaries are always diificult. I have never had a bonsai but like to admire good luck with it sounds like a real bargain.


Mairin Mairin 04 October 2009 22:03:54

Nice purchase and lovely price too.  A real bargain.


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