There has been, unfortunately, a slight delay with the re-potting of the crape myrtle into the bonsai tray.
Mid-week, having moved the tree to its indoor (green house like) location last weekend, I noticed that many of the older leaves that were falling off were sticky. So was the floor around the tree.
I’d seen this before. Soft scales. So, horrifying chemical treatments have been purchased, and treatment has begun. I’ll look tonight and see if it needs a second spray.
Re-potting, because it will involve removing a lot of roots, will not begin until the tree has recovered.
The good news is that I have all my wire (for tying the roots into the pot) and soil components and whatnot.