A month ago, I suddenly got the idea that I want to master the art of bonsai. Reading some information on the internet about growth-zones, convincing myself that I really wanted this, here I am.
First of all, I am a very patient person
I live in West-Norway. It raines 2 out of 3 days. In the winter the temperature sometimes is down to -5 degrees Celsius. In summer the temperature somtimes is up to +30 degrees celsius. But most of the year the temperature is between 8-18 degrees.
Mistake 1. I bought seeds. (Wisteria sinensis, acer ginnala, cotoneaster horizontalis, Jack pine) I have now sown 3 seeds of wisteria in small ceramic pots, located in my livingroom-window. And I have 4 jack pine seeds in the refrigerator. The questions are: Should I place the pots outside, or can I keep them in my window? Second, am I doing this at the wrong time of the year? (acer ginnala and cotoneaster horizontalis has a 60 days stratifying period)
Mistake 2. I was not aware of the fact that you have to keep the plants outside. My outside area is not too big, and square facing South, which gives a light-period in summer from 10:00 to 14:00. I have tried to read litterature about my seed-species, but I don't have any flexibility in regards of the light because of my location.
I have read the other posts in this forum about seeds and so on, very helpful. But I could really need some personal guidance.
PS: If, and I hope it will, the seeds germinate, I will create a blog with my trees. With pictures, information and experiences to help others. I will keep you updated about this if there is any interest.