I am new on here and fairly new on Bonsai. I was given a ilex crenata and it is the first time I have got my hands on a flowering bonsai.
The problem is that it came with this green slime thing covering the soil along with a bit of moss and few root like things poking out. Generally it is very unkempt.
My initial instinct was to remove it immediately but I thought I 'd better ask for some advice before I do so. I have only had the bonsai for 4 days.
Any help would be welcome.
Thank you very much in advance.