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Author:  Jerry Norbury [ 19 Mar 2010, 16:58 ]
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Ryan.

Green is good brown is bad, so you're in business. The healthy leaves do look healthy.

The crispy leaves have the look of leaves which have either been in hot sunlight (unlikely, right?) or in a draught or dried out. Are you sure that this tree has not recently dried out again?

I bet you could stand back a bit and take a photo of the whole tree for us too...for the full assessment.

Ulmus (Elm) was on an import restriction list for a few years so suddenly "Zelcovas" started arriving...

Author:  BigRy [ 19 Mar 2010, 17:29 ]
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I did take a picture from further back but you really couldnt make much out at all as it is too far out. Ill try and get another one tomorrow, see if thats any better.

It hasnt been in hot sunlight at all as the uk has awful weather at the moment haha. I water when needed, only putting enough in till it starts dripping from the drainage holes at the bottom.

The crispy leaves have only happened since i repotted (again!!), i kept the roots moist whilst doing it. Could this be damage from drying out during the repot that is not fatal to the tree, but just that area?

Also any ideas what is causing the mould, as i would have assumed that it would be to do with too much water rather than drying out.

Have to say jerry that i looked at your link and you have some beautiful trees mate!

Author:  hungkuen [ 19 Mar 2010, 19:05 ]
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BigRy wrote:
Also any ideas what is causing the mould, as i would have assumed that it would be to do with too much water rather than drying out.

as i said before its normaly lack of air flow, its hard to tell from the pics. but i guess it could be a white depoisit left from watering with hard tap water. is it just on the tree??

Author:  Jerry Norbury [ 19 Mar 2010, 19:14 ]
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BigRy wrote:
I did take a picture from further back but you really couldnt make much out at all as it is too far out. Ill try and get another one tomorrow, see if thats any better.

It hasnt been in hot sunlight at all as the uk has awful weather at the moment haha. I water when needed, only putting enough in till it starts dripping from the drainage holes at the bottom.

The crispy leaves have only happened since i repotted (again!!), i kept the roots moist whilst doing it. Could this be damage from drying out during the repot that is not fatal to the tree, but just that area?

Also any ideas what is causing the mould, as i would have assumed that it would be to do with too much water rather than drying out.

Have to say jerry that i looked at your link and you have some beautiful trees mate!

Ryan

Thanks - one tries one's etc...

It still looks like it dried out on one occasion - even if only in one part of the roots. FYI the roots in a particular part of the pot feed water largely to the branches above that spot.

If the same section of roots is missing out on water all that time it could be a big problem so I'm a bit concerned that you are not completely fully watering the whole pot when you DO water. Do not worry about over-watering that is largely impossible. Get used to taking the plant to the kitchen sink and give it a good dousing of water. Enough the the water flows freely in a stream from the holes in the bottom.

Oh - and put it outside in the rain - it's MUCH much better for it.

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