Turning Japanese: Making a kokedama

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For a while, I’ve been after making a kokedama. I’ve had all the materials for a while but not got round to doing it. With the holidays here and the winter job list going down I thought I’d give it a try. The idea of kokedama originates from Japan. Kokedama translates as moss ball, though sometimes known as poor man’s bonsai. They’ve become a bit of a craze in houseplant circles. Though I’m more interested in making one for outside. The basic idea is an ornamental plants roots wrapped in a ball of soil, then moss, tied up with string. They are often hung, so can be used as an alternative to hanging baskets. Ferns are popular choices for the plants as well as growing bonsai trees within. I recently saw one with ivy in, which I quite like the idea of as it would trail nicely. Gardeners World…

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