Pine bark fines , turface in Toronto
For whoever is interested ,
I have finally found a great source for all the required ingredients to make the potting mix recommended by Tapla & others on the forum .
After going to a couple bonsai places and finding some ridiculous prices I ended up finding a supplier which actually grinds up the pine bark on site and some of the other components as well.
They supply a lot of the nurseries in the GTA with potting mixes , mulches , additives etc.
1 yard of pine bark fines $45
1 yard of potting mix $45 ( 30% pine bark 50%peat 15%pearlite 5% compost)
4 cubic feet pearlite $20
I got some of the potting mix and added more pine bark fines and pearlite to get the Ray Givans mix.
I was told to deal with Keith because he knew the products well and he did . He was great to deal with . Just tell him John the fig guy sent you and he'll take care of you.
They can make custom potting mixes for you if the order is large enough.
Gro Bark 905-875-4844
12300 Brittania road ( just west of Trafalger ) Milton
They also have a couple other locations in the GTA