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Actual Boy: lives in London; comes from Bournemouth; plays guitar; eats food; is 21; produces bands; sings; writes music; spends too much time indoors; obsesses; likes Grand Theft Auto; more tbc!

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29-02-2008 - Bonsai Blog Day 1

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Today I bought a Bonsai tree. For those who do not know what this is, it is esentially a normal kind of plant or bush that is carefully looked after and grown into a tree shape. However, the trees are never more than about 12 inches tall. They're pretty cool but they are INCREDIBLY difficult to look after. Allow me to quote the box:

Place the Bonsai in a light area but not in direct sunlight. Keep at a constant temperature between 20-25c and away from drafts. WATERING IS IMPORTANT: Place in a bowl or sink and ensure soil is completely covered. Leave for 10-15 minutes then remove and allow to drain. Mist the leaves with water regularly. Feed with house plant fertiliser following instructions but at half strength. Do this only during the Spring and Summer growing season. It is not unusual for a Bonsai to drop it's leaves when placed in a new position in the home or during the autumn. These will grow back.

If you ask me, Mr Bonsai tree needs to stop being such a wiener and grow up a bit. Still, given all the care it needs my flatmate gives it 20 days. I am less optimistic. I give it a week or so before it kicks the bucket. Considering it's taken someone 8 years to get it to where it is now, that's pretty damned destructive! I've also named it "Jon" (think about it... and the penny drops!). Now, I actually really rather loathe Bon Jovi so naming it Jon is actually quite likely to encourage my killing it but I'll still try and do my best. Progress as it arrives on an (almost) daily basis.
3rd Mar 2008, 02:12  


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