Causon67 wrote:What are the ideas that you would have?
Hi Pete -
OK, first if you look at the tree you aspire to have yours resemble you will note that there are no small branches coming off the trunk below where that first large branch is (the crown). I'd like to see more pics. of your tree from different angles to be sure, but from the angle you shot there are atleast 3 branches that need to come off, down low below the crown. Two on the right and one smaller one on the left. One of the rules when creating a Bonsai tree is that there should be no small branches below that first large one coming off the trunk. The branches should get progressively smaller the higher you go in the tree.
And so if it where my tree I'd look at those three and any others that are below the crown as distracting from the over all appearance of the tree.
If possible could you take a couple more pics. of your tree (which has great potential, btw) and post them so that we can see if those three are all that need be removed?
Your tree should have as much light as you can give it while inside the house and a humidity tray underneath would also make it more comfy. Give it a south-facing window with some axiliary fluorescent lighting if possible. Again, it's a tree and needs to think it's outside even when it's not.
I don't know what the climactic conditions are in your area but I believe you are in the UK which leads me to believe that you are milder that we are here in the northeast US. Your tree will appreciate that as it is not a hardy Elm.
Here is a link to one of my favorite sites which also happens to be located in the UK. There is a wealth of information on it and it should help you a lot. https://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Ulmus.html
I've linked you to the page with your tree on it.
Please take a few more pics. and post them so we can have a better look.