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Author:  evo679 [ 20 Mar 2010, 14:25 ]
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am i ok to leave my c.elm outside now im just not shure wether it will be ok in the rain we are haveing.
you know what the wether is like at the mo not good.
i am a newbe as im shure you can tell any help would be usefull and also any tips on watering.

cheers greg. :think:

and also was thinking of going up to greenwood to buy this what do you think is it a good choise.
http://www.bonsai.co.uk/Golden-Larch-Gr ... 61692.html

Author:  Crazeegang [ 20 Mar 2010, 15:02 ]
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Your elm will benefit from being outside in the rain but watch the nightime temps. Your tree is used to being indoors and if it gets too cold it could harm it. I would be bringing it back in on a night untill all danger of frost has passed then it will be ok left out all day and night.

You need to make sure your elm is in a good free draining medium then overwatering will not be an issue.

Hope that helps.

Author:  leejr [ 20 Mar 2010, 15:07 ]
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Hi Greg welcome to wee trees. You'll find us a friendly bunch with lots of knowledgeable people around here.
Regarding your C elm. Outside is imo the best place for your tree tho people do keep them indoors with good results. If you are going to put it outside then it should be fine at this time of year. You could always put it out in the day and back into a cool room for the evenings if there is a forecast of frost etc.

Watering should not be a problem IF your medium is free draining which it should be. if you look around the site you'll find lots of different mediums people use. What is good for one person may not suit another same with the trees. When watering you should see the water draining through the drainage holes within a matter of seconds. Any chance of a picture of the said tree?
Good luck others will be around to welcome you and give their advice soon no doubt .
Regards Lee

Author:  leejr [ 20 Mar 2010, 15:09 ]
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pipped at the post T :D

Author:  Crazeegang [ 20 Mar 2010, 15:18 ]
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Also Greenwoods is a great place to buy from whether over the internet or at their nursery. Corin and Paul know there stuff after being in the business for quite a few years. Buy from these and they will be able to give you the specific advice needed to keep the particular purchase happy and healthy for years to come. If you can get there then go and have a look around before you buy. You may change your mind when you see some of their other stuff :D

Author:  evo679 [ 20 Mar 2010, 17:24 ]
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thankyou for the replys they are verry usefull as for medium its not verry good im repotting and pruning the roots monday with this medium is it ok.http://www.bonsaiuk.co.uk/bonsai-pottin ... -1105.html


cheers greg.

Author:  leejr [ 20 Mar 2010, 17:36 ]
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Looks just the ticket Greg :smallthumb: hold off feeding for a few weeks after the re-pot to let the tree recover.

Author:  evo679 [ 20 Mar 2010, 18:06 ]
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i dont like to spam so i masewell put this on the same post i am looking far a good book just for genral knollage on bonsai how to water prune ond so on do you know of any good ones.

cheers greg.

Author:  Crazeegang [ 20 Mar 2010, 18:10 ]
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Get yourself on Ebay and get Harry Tomlinson's book Complete Book of Bonsai. It's easy to understand and lots of pictures too. You can buy it new but often it is on ebay pretty cheap. Other than that get yourself down to the local library. They are free to borrow. There are lots and lots of good books out there but that was one of the first books I got and was great for me as I knew soooooo little back then. Also see about joining a local bonsai group.

Author:  Steve [ 20 Mar 2010, 18:46 ]
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AFTER you get the book Toni recommends look for Peter Chan's BonsaiMasterclass. There's a book of the same name by Craig Coussins that I haven't read so can't recommend. Both Harry's and Peter's books are dated so the soil recommendations in them will conflict with what you read here. soil compositions have changed dramtically over the last few years.

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