To begin with I have to say that I have NEVER grown a tree of any sort in my life, I've done a very little bit of vegetable gardening if that helps
I am planning to take on a big project of growing a bonsai from a seed, i understand that this will take years upon years, but I believe that the end result (unless I kill it >.< ) will be more than worth it considering the sheer satisfaction!
I have been doing a some research on indoor bonsai trees, I understand that most people would not recommend growing indoors as it proves more difficult due to the environment (temp, etc..) also a big issue being light. Unfortunately I am nearly 21 and hoping to move out of my parents home soon and with money tight i can't guarantee that I will have an outdoor area i can leave my bonsai after I move (flat/apartment if probably going to be the case). So keeping that in mind I believe that I will need to go with an indoor approach.
I have evaluated that because of the temperature inside and that there would not be much of a temperature change on a seasonal basis i would probably need to go for a more tropical tree, I have compiled a list of trees that have been discussed on a different post i found regarding the same matter, fortunately that individual was a little more experienced and had already compiled a list of trees he was considering, from that list i have picked out and did a little research on each of the ones i selected, but i would appreciate it if i could get a little assistance from the experienced members on this forum to help me pick a good tree for a total novice, that will be able to survive in UK temperatures.
For anyone who doesn't know, it is usually pretty cool in the UK, temperatures range from as low as -3/4 Celsius in the winter (it varies for example the past winter i don't think it dropped below 0) and around 25-30 Celsius in the summer (this is more or less, it does vary form year to year) also the seasons tend to be a little strange especially past few years where it was still warm enough to go to the beach in October! (this was about 2/3 years ago).
I would love to be able to grow a brush cherry tree because of the beautiful flowers it produces, but I have also been considering the following: grewia, sageretia, podocarpus and white jasmine. Another tree i was considering was a pomegranate, this is because i could simply buy a pomegranate from a shop and extract the seeds and they would be fresh as opposed to dry (and from what i have read that is easier to germinate).
So in conclusion i would absolutely LOVE some advice as i am trying ym hardest do pick something that i will be able to manage with the conditions i have, the last thing i want to do is try growing something that's going to be overly complex and end up going nowhere or killing it. Also please correct me on anything i have said and was incorrect as i am here to learn!
Thank you to everyone in advanced and I can't wait to hear what people have to say!