I am Jim a 32 year old plant murderer from Bristol England. I am useless with plants/trees know nothing about plants or gardens of any type. Yet despite this my wife saw fit to surprise me with a Bonsai tree for my birthday My previous knowledge of Bonsai trees is minimal and involves having watched the Karate kid series of movies So I think you can see my tree is in trouble and needs your help
Ok my tree according to the paragraph long instructions that came with it is an elm. It recomends daily watering of the roots, what does this mean? and misting which I do understand secondly it recomends submerging my tree once a week until it no longer bubbles. This is the basics so far I will post more detail when I am here longer.
Ok as I said I am in Bristol England, the weather here is wet and windy and at the moment daytime tempatures will be around 5-10 celcius and night from 5-2 celcius. My house is central heated and daytime temp in the house will be from 18-20 celcius and evening temp around 20-21 celcius dropping to 18-20 from midnight on, my wife hates to be cold. Taking this into account any advice on where I keep my tree? Oh also to consider here in England is Dutch elm disease which wiped out all the elm trees here, I asume the bonsai would be suseptable to this?
Finaly my bonsai tree soil is dry, it has arrived in the post like this. Everything I have read suggests it should be wet so I will take care of this now and hope I am doing the right thing. I will use luke warm water? as suggested for other plants so as not to shock the tree, hope this is right. I wrote this 24 hrs ago and have now actualy done this I submerged my tree and so far it seems fine.
OK thats it from me for now, hope you can all help me with this as I really don't want to kill it.
Heres a picture taken just now