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Not watered for over a month 1 year 4 months ago #28504

I haven't watered for so long I'm getting worried!

I'm following everything I have read and not watering until the soil starts to feel dry, but this never seems to happen

Some are under cover in the garden, some in the shed next to a big window, so none getting any rain fall, I think the moisture levels in my shed and garden must be pretty high!

Is there a point when I should just water them or should I stick to my guns and wait until they dry out a bit?

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Not watered for over a month 1 year 4 months ago #28505

is it winter where you are? I have not watered my trees in 2+ months.
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Not watered for over a month 1 year 4 months ago #28506

I have an area on my patio that gets water from every rainfal from drainage that splashes off of the roof.. Some of my trees really like this area and wanted to mention it just in case this might be your case. If so don't worry about it. Otherwise, as long as your soil has good drainage, it wouldn't hurt to go ahead and water them. When you water make sure water comes out the bottom of the pot just to make sure there's nothing blocking the drainage holes.
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Not watered for over a month 1 year 4 months ago #28507

Yes mid winter here in England and been fairly cold, down to -5C
Thanks leather back that puts my mind at rest!
Are yours undercover? I did with mine as I didn't want them to get waterlogged as we get a fair bit of rain
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Not watered for over a month 1 year 4 months ago #28508

Driest December on record and I still have not watered for well over two months even the ones under cover have not been watered for 2 weeks
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Not watered for over a month 1 year 4 months ago #28514

Thanks Geoff, I thought there would be more rain so I built the shelter over my bench, still it's helped protect from the frosts, I will wait until they dry out a little

On another note, outdoor bonsai in a cold shed next to window, is this OK?
I was thinking the lack of air circulation would be a problem, so thinking of making some vents at either side of the shed, anything else to think about?

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Not watered for over a month 1 year 4 months ago #28515

Mine are all out in the weather. Only now (With a predicted -10 last night) did I put a few species in the greenhouse. And I have 2 trees dry, because they have weak deadwood that need preserving. The rest.. They will have to endure the weather.
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Not watered for over a month 1 year 4 months ago #28516

Covered bench is fine. the main thing is to keep them a bit drier. My Tridents and Satsukis are under the open cover to keep the rain off.
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