I treated myself to a very pretty Chinese Pepper Tree Bonsai a few weeks ago. It was doing really well, growing new leaves etc. when we got a cold snap and I put on the central heating again - completely forgetting about the poor tree. Sadly, it dried out and very quickly, despite my best efforts, many of the thinner branches and leaves dried out.
I was so annoyed with myself and so disappointed at what I'd inadvertently done to the tree, I could have wept.
Tonight I sat and gently removed all the dead leaves and little branches. The tree is still alive because there is still green in the branches where I trimmed off the dead bits. It looks like there could be some little buds forming on some of the branches so there's still life in it.
What can I do to help it to recover and if it does, how long would it take to start recovering?
Any advice you can give me would be very gratefully appreciated.