Glad I found this forum as I have a little story to tell.
this is me last Sunday on my birthday . this is me when my 78yr old father came with my present this is my family as they know me well.
Yes you guessed, Dad bought me two Bonsai trees (photos to follow) and a nice little book THE BONSAI SPECIALIST, oh how over joyed I was Truth is I have a garden and I dig holes, stick things in and leave them alone, I have a lovely garden with a beautiful water feature, plants that come every year (I know you green fingered folks have a word for that) and the only care they need is for me to weed the ground and cut the grass all of which I can do. but BONSAI trees???? what was he thinking of? ok problems I have up to now? 1. what do I do? 2. what do I do? 3. what do I do? I have read the book from cover to cover, its great, I love the pictures and I am sure you all have trees just like them, mine too at the moment, but not for long if my luck with plants holds true.
Give them to someone who can look after them I hear you cry, sorry thats not an option, Dad would be very upset he always gave us a cheque for our birthdays until my mom passed away last year and now he feels he should enjoy his twilight years and put some effort into his family, so that option is a no no.
I need help, lots of it fast and now....... should I post photos? how? where?, should I water them now? I havent for a couple of days and they look fine to me, but on reading the READ THIS post I have watered them this morning my sticking them in a sink of water. one of them has one or two leaves that are going brown.
I do know that one stays green and the other doesn't in the winter. I don't know much lese as dad decided to remove the price of the plants along with the Plants name and the instructions.
truth is I want them to live but I am lost. do I keep them outside? (I'm in the uk) winter is coming on what do I do, buy them a coat each?
Got to admit they do look cool, they probably arent the best in the world but they mean a lot to me and I want them to live....
PLEASE HELP ME