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Author:  blueseidboy [ 09 Feb 2010, 13:06 ]
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Hi All,

I'm Wayne, 25 and currently residing in Sheffield.

I'm new to the forum (obviously) and new to bonsai.

my girlfriend bought a tree from B & Q as something decorative for the kitchen window sill, after reading the little instruction sheet with it i thought i would double check how to correctly care for it on the internet and here i am :-)

I'm not even sure what the tree is to be honest, I'd guess at Chinese Elm but i will get a picture up so you can correct me

I'd also like some advice on repotting it / styling. I apologise for not knowing the correct terms but as it stands theres like a 2nd short nobbly trunk/root as well as the main trunk and alot of very tiny roots are visible above the soil so i assume it will need repotting shortly?

Author:  PaulA [ 09 Feb 2010, 13:36 ]
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Welcome blueseidboy...


Not into indoor trees myself but others here are so you're bound to get some response. All I know is they are meant to be kept damp and have humidity round them (sit pot on a tray with stones and water but don't let pot sit in the water)


Would be good if you could post a picture to allow best advice.
Paul

Author:  Crazeegang [ 09 Feb 2010, 14:31 ]
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Hello and welcome.

As mentioned, best thing you can do is get a picture up on here so we can advise accordingley.

Author:  hungkuen [ 09 Feb 2010, 15:21 ]
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have you read pauls guide on chinese elms?? cant find where it is on this site but here is a link to the same article on bonsai.co.uk

http://www.bonsai.co.uk/Bonsai-Species-Guides.html

Author:  blueseidboy [ 09 Feb 2010, 15:29 ]
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hungkuen wrote:
have you read pauls guide on chinese elms?? cant find where it is on this site but here is a link to the same article on bonsai.co.uk

http://www.bonsai.co.uk/Bonsai-Species-Guides.html


Excellent, Thank you. I hadn't seen that yet and one of the questions i forgot to ask in my introduction was any recommended reading :smallthumb:

Author:  blueseidboy [ 09 Feb 2010, 17:15 ]
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Just got the other half to send me some pictures

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See what i mean about the base of the trunk?

Author:  Jerry Norbury [ 09 Feb 2010, 17:19 ]
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Nice. Welcome.

Author:  chromeheart [ 09 Feb 2010, 19:55 ]
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Hi,
That's a cracking Carmona. I have mine on the window sill like yours too.
Just to let you know in advance, which i'm sure ur aware of already is that
Carmona's can be tempermental. If they'd be happy being in a certain place,
they wouldn't like being moved arround too much. I water mine once a week
or twice on summer. Now this would depend on the soil used.
Your tree seems to still in it's original akadama free China soil.
If I was you, I would just let it grow freely before comencing any designing.
That way you can take your time on looking at it and find it's inner beauty.
Let the tree show you.That's what I would do.
Here's a pic of mine, which needs to have the longer leaves cut into half
which is suppose to help ramification and smaller leaves...eventually.

Author:  blueseidboy [ 09 Feb 2010, 20:57 ]
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Thanks all, what a welcoming community.

Is there any tools you advise i should purchase?

Author:  Jerry Norbury [ 09 Feb 2010, 21:10 ]
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Bonsai pruning shears (scissors) are the most useful to start with.

I bought Japanese Yagimitsu for about 20 quid. Greenwood sells them: http://www.bonsai.co.uk/180mm-Japanese- ... issor.html

I see he also has these - which are probably just fine: http://www.bonsai.co.uk/High-Carbon-Ste ... ssors.html

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