- Can wash off, wasting fertiliser and money
- Clogs the granular soil up as it waters down into the pot - effecting drainage and airflow over time
- Some products completely cover the surface in mould - annoying if you show the trees
- Once spent they can be messy to remove or scrape off
- They get soggy, split and spill the contents into the pot again
- Critters can easily run or fly away with them
Once filled the bags are added to the pot - they can even be lined up with specific roots to channel feed to key branches and areas
Once placed the bags are watered to soak the ingredients, begining to release the solubles instantly and starting the bacterial action that will break down the fertiliser into plant usable compounds.
Above we see a newly watered bonsai bag positioned on the outer edge of a pot - and that is taking care of the tree fertilising needs for the next 6 weeks - (The tree above will have 3 bags).
Not only are the bags a neat tidy way to hold the fertiliser in place, but they actually do a better job as can be held in place on sloping sections of a pot. Here I use the loops on the draw strings to fasten the bag to a root on a 45 degree slope on a juniper bonsai.
These nylon loops can be used to attach the bags to roots, guy wires, tying in wires etc and this stops birds and creatures disappearing with the bags - I've found the brown bags are not spotted so easily either.
In the picture above I am using the bonsai bags to concentrate the feed at the roots that feed the live veins of a needle juniper rather than in the areas of dead wood.This picture shows just how neat and tidy the brown bonsai bags are...
The beauty of this method of feeding the trees is the neatness and speed with which spent fertiliser can be removed, the bags refilled and the free draining soil conditions maintained. Another added bonus comes when a tree is off to a show as instantly the fertiliser can be removed and the bag popped on the tree next door.
I have the brown bonsai bags in stock in packets of 10 and can send them to any country if anyone wants to try them out.
£2.45 / 10 + postage, £19.50/100
We also have a combination starter pack with 250gr of the powdered fertiliser and 10 bonsai bags.
£5.99 + p&p
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for orders etc, or add any questions to the comments section here.
Cheers for reading Marcus