I was given a Bonsai by a friend about a week or so ago. I think due to the fact that I keep my garden nice etc they thought I would be able to look after a Bonsai better than them.
Anyway rather than give up I've decided to give it a go and do as good a job as I can!
My problem is I live in the UK and I think it's some kind of Ficus they bought from a Supermarket, I'll post pics later as I'm at work now. Already the leaves are curling and going yellow/dropping off. I try not to overwater as I've read about it and I also know stress can play a factor so I'm hoping it will be ok. I've gently scraped the bark and it's light green underneath which if I'm reading right is healthy?
Other problems are that because I'm from the UK the best light is from my window ledges but they all have radiators under them as we do over here! The only exception is the Kitchen and I'm not sure if it'll be to draughty? If these are no good what is the best indoor position other than them? What about giving the Bonsai time outside, should this be done and how often? Lastly if it does survive what sort of fertilisers etc will be needed so that I can give it the best treatment?
Sorry about all the questions but I'd rather not kill the Tree if it can be helped. I treat most things I have as I would my dogs haha.
I'll try to get some pictures up later. If anyone can recommend any books and sites etc it'd be appreciated to.