This is my first post here.
At the weekend I bought my girlfriend a Chinese Elm for her birthday, she loved the gift. We went back to the garden center to get a tray for the pot & we saw another really good-looking but smaller elm so I got it for myself. It was a little overgrown so I had a go & pruned/shaped it as I thought best.
After doing much reading on this site & others I feel I've acquired a basic care knowledge & am looking forward to cultivating the little fellas. I've also got myself & my girlfriend booked into a bonsai class at a very prestigious nursery that exhibits at the Chelsea Flower Show for next weekend.
I must say though I think my bonsai soil is a little too water retentive, it seems very dark & peat like plus it was quite compacted, I can see some sand grains in there plus small stones (gravel). It's pretty much the same on both trees & seems to stay damp for two days, water does pass through easily but it keeps a lot too.
Anyway, I'm gonna have a go at posting a pic of our trees, any & all constructive advice, suggestions etc welcome.
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