I am new to the forum and have joined primarily for tips and advice about looking after my new bonsai tree.
The tree was given to me as a gift, purchased from [url]https://www.gardeningexpress.co.uk[/url], through 'Groupon'
I have no idea what species the tree is, and after contacting Gardening Express, they apparently don't know either!
They told me to send them a photo and they would try to identify it, but I thought I'd be better off on here! I've read through several of the threads and it seems like you guys know much more than they do! If they knew what species it was, surely they would have sent some information with it?!
Frankly, I don't have much faith in what I've been given for numerous reasons (which I'll have to discuss in a separate thread I think ...) but basically, I'm not sure the tree I have has been especially well cared for and I'm here for advice on how to give the little thing the tender care it needs
So here are the photos -
According to Gardening Express, the tree is 8 years old and from China.
The leaves are thin, dry and dull (not thick, shiney and waxy like privet leaves) About 1cm - 1.5cm long
The trunk is solid, not especially rough or smooth and is dark dull brown.
The branches are thin and wiry but strong. I cannot pinch leaves off with my fingernails as they are too strong.
I know the tree is in desperate need of pruning, but I did not want to do anything to it before identifying it!
Hope you can help!! hegx
** I would like to say sorry regarding my opinions of Gardening Express. I'm sure they are a good company who know what they are doing, I am just quite a pessimistic person and am not encouraged by my own personal experience. Please do not let my opinions affect your own