Hi all, I would like some advice on my bonsai tree, as I fear it has dried out from lack of watering.
I received a lovely Chinese Elm as a gift for my birthday back in February, and up to this point it has seemed very healthy indeed. I followed the instructions that came with the tree, re: placing near a window that gets lots of light, watering only when the soil becomes dry, and only fertilising after the new leaves began to emerge in the spring.
However, in the past two weeks or so, the leaves have become rather crispy and some have fallen off. The leaves are still green, but they are quite curled and look dehydrated. Please see my attached photographs below:
The tree is in an indoor environment, and as I mentioned before, I water it only when the surface soil feels and looks dry, which is about once every 5-7 days. I live in Bournemouth, UK - a sunny seaside town with average temperatures for this time of year at about 15 degrees C / 52 degrees F. Other thing I should mention is that I recently pruned off some of the driest, spindliest branches at the advice of my girlfriend, who's parents have owned a Chinese elm for many years.
I am rather concerned that my tree will die (if it hasn't already) as a result of me being careless, so I hope you kind, helpful people will be able to advise me on what to do to save it. If you need any more information, please feel free to ask.
Many thanks in advance,