Today when I visited my dads place, in his forrest I found a really adorable pinus sylvestris. It was about 4 dm in height and it already had a "bonsai" look to it. I decided to try and grow it at my wood deck at home, so I dug it up, placed the roots in a plastic bag.
When I got home, I placed the entire root package in a bucket of water. The I found a nice pot where I put gravel in the bottom, and the soil is mixed sand, cow fertilizer (black soil made from cow manure) and some soil for rhododendhron plants (low ph). Then I placed the pine in the pot and started bending it a little with strings I tied to it.
My question is... how do I prevent this tree from dying? Since it is a pine I reckon it should be placed in the sun? was the soil mix correct?
I will post a pic soon!!