Thanks again for ALLL the tips guys, they have all really helped soo much !
You're welcom, glad to help.
Okay, so I've decided I'm going to get an indoor bonsai, it will make it a lot easier for me I think Smile
I've been looking at bonsaiuk and I've also decided I'm going to get the whole starter pack with an Elm bonsai tree, trimming scissors, bonsai fertiliser and a care guide, although I have ordered a book, I think I said before
Despite what may be advertised, Chinese Elms are not the best choice for indoor culture, they're not the worst but they will do better outside as will nearly all species (taking climate into consideration of course) unless you really commit to the whole inside deal.
As far as the kit goes, if you can get more tree for the same amount of money by forgoing the kit that's what I would do. You already have a book coming so the guide probably won't be necessary. Specialized bonsai fertilizer is not necessary, nor are the scissors. You can get by with the generic versions of those two items. In other words, spend the money on the tree rather than the accessories.
There is a japanese maple growing just outside my house, a smaller one, in a big blue pot, that is my mums, and that thrives well where it is, would I be able to take a cutting off this and 'create' a bonsai ?
The short answer is yes, it is possible. Japanese Maples are not one of the easier species to root from cuttings. The only time I have ever had any luck is doing it under glass to keep the humidity up. Then there is the issue of starting with such immature material, such material will take years before you will have anything that resembles a bonsai. The same applies to seedlings, it can be done but it is a slow process.
So it seems you are still 'on the fence' concerning the whole indoor/outdoor issue. Why not do both? Keeping in mind the list of suitable species (from Bonsai 4 Me) take a trip to your local nursery. Look for older material that may not be selling quickly rather than younger material. Look for a decent trunk and some low branches. You can begin to learn this whole thing by styling your own tree rather than paying, what can be, the high prices for less than exceptional stock. Also, be aware of old landscape material that your neighbors may want to get rid of. A lot of old material can be found for free if you are simply looking for it.
For the inside try a Ficus or Schefflera. More ideas here: