Hello, I'm a recently acquired owner of a Ficus Microcarpa Gingseng "mallsai", which I've grown to adore. I'm also looking for a new tree as well. I have acquired 5 Cherry seeds, but I'm at a loss as to how long I'm looking untill this tree is "bonsai" ready. Am I just better off dishing out an extra buck or two to get an already grown cherry bonsai from a nursery and making it as I please?
I live in the UK with most windows being East>West direction, and no south facing ones... However I do have access to a nice porch that can give me the required "outdoor" status cherry trees require. So basically, whats the growth rate for this type of tree? My main idea is for it to have a big trunk with a hollow, roots overground and a child's design of a cannopy (that is, a big oval shapped cannopy/foliage).
Also, my current ficus is still in recovery from mall treatment. The pot did have drain holes, but not proper soil. Should I risk a repot? (its in one of the brown plastic pots at the moment). I have the tools and soil for it, just not sure, since most guides suggest waiting untill spring/summer for a repot.