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tarian
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hi crab apple help needed

wat is the best fertilizer to use on a crab apple

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Re: hi crab apple help needed

tarian wrote:wat is the best fertilizer to use on a crab apple
Anything balanced, [IE: 10-10-10. 20-20-20...etc]

BTW-There is absolutely no such thing as a 'bonsai specific' fert [Or seeds for that matter.]
Fert is simply that, Fert.

Do note also that if your tree is still in the development stages you are better off not letting it flower or fruit as this process uses a lot of resources that the tree could use for growth.

How about a picture? :D

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i will but it on ......

i will put it on this week

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Re: I will but it on ......

tarian wrote:I will put it on this week
Cool, I look forward to that.

Here are a few tips for making the most of your bonsai pictures:

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3557

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finaly

https://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s151/tarian475/bonsai001.jpg


its an ok pic

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cascaded mind wrote:https://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s151/tarian475/bonsai001.jpg


its an ok pic
Ok, Thanks.

How long have you had this tree?

I see there is some green growing in the pot, It is best to remove the ground cover/weeds as they compete w/ your tree for water, Nutrients and root space.

Are you having unusually warm weather in wales for this time of year?

Or...Are you keeping this inside?

I am a bit confused by the contrast between the tree [Which looks bare, As it should be due to being dormant this time of year in your location.] And the fresh green growth coming out of the soil,,,,:?:

Crabs are deciduous and require a dormancy. [An extended period of shortened light and colder temps, Outside is the proper place for this.]

The health of the tree requires this.

Here's a bit about winter care/dormancy:
https://www.bonsai4me.com/Basics/Basics_WinterCare.html
https://evergreengardenworks.com/dormancy.htm

Here is a bit specifically about Crabs:
https://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Malus.html
A bit more advanced info:
https://evergreengardenworks.com/crabappl.htm

I didn't mean to through so much info at you...lol.
but there's some stuff going on in the picture I find confusing.

Looking forward to your answers.
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m

had it since sunday
i brought it in for the pic
and now we are geting all the frost beacus before xmas it rained all the time

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Tarian,

I am glad to hear it lives outside.

Good luck,

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thanks

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