For years and years and years I’ve tried, and failed miserably at, growing Bonsai trees.
I’ve brought several of them, had them given to me as gifts on several occasions , tried sprouting them from cuttings of bushes and plants and even tried several attempts at growing them from seed but all sadly to no avail. Each time I try, they just curl up and die mysteriously.
But once again I’ve been tempted into giving it another bash after visiting our new IKEA store in Southampton on Thursday evening. A huge display by the escalator of general ‘greenery’ revealed a small section of Bonsais, all of them of unnamed heritage and all in various conditions. I rummaged through the boxes eventually choosing the less bedraggled looking of them, or what I thought looked OK. It’s now fully watered and sitting on my kitchen window sill. Fingers crossed it’ll continue to bud.