"RE: Question for bonsai people" 8:54am Sunday 28th Mar
joined: 10th Oct 02
last here: 11:41am Today
Hi Tony, not sure whats caused the die back of that trunk, but the soil surface needs to be free of all weeds & i believe the one thats filling this pot is pearlwort & the roots will surround the pot & potentially deprive your tree of any nutrients.
other causes of dieback could be poor drainage = water logged soil so when was it last repotted?
if the soil is constantly wet this would soak up the trunk & potentially cause the trunk to rot?
"RE: Question for bonsai people" 5:07pm Monday 24th May
joined: 10th Nov 03
last here: 4:10pm Yesterday
from: Elloughton,East Yorks
I would take all the flowers off and get it repotted as you say the trunk is dead in doing that you may save a bit of life somewhere, you cannot loose anything as you say the trunks dead now.
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