I'm in Cork and have a Zelkova I'm trying not to kill. Also it's not just a Zelkova - it's an M & S Zelkova, ( it was in poor quality, compacted soil and the leaves were turning yellow and some, reddish, in spite of plenty of light, a humidity tray and careful attempts made by me to water it right . ) So having read the article on cat litter I went and made the same mistake as Richard Gomm on another thread and bought Tesco Premium Cat Litter ( before reading his admonishment ). I carefully cleaned and trimmed the roots and had it potted it in that stuff before I realised it was breaking up when pressed down and turning mushy. It doesn't say 'Lightweight' on the pack but other than that the pack looks the same as the picture of the stuff recommended in the article. ( White pack, exactly the same cat! )
There are 2 own brand choices available in the Tesco here - Tesco Premium Cat Litter - Natural Clay, ( the one that turns mushy ) and Tesco Value Lightweight Cat Litter. Does anyone know if the other one is suitable?
I'd just order some of the recommended Akadama stuff online and be done with it, but the tree as it is now, would be dead by the time it arrived by the sound of the warning against the mushy stuff given on the other thread.
I guess I could put it back into its bad compost for now if that would be better but I don't want to annoy it further - it's probably already quite pissed off at me.