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11/11/2008 at 20:11
I hate it when experts talk of growing plants I struggle with as "no more demanding than other plants in pots", particularly when I adore acers.
We have bought several, from very small, all of which we have lost, to fairly large plants, both green and red, though only one dissected.
In Bucks, we lost leaves very early I thought this year, but none seem to thrive, though we have only started growing them 3 years ago max. I have some in pots, some in the ground, all at the back of the house, sheltered as much as possible, but facing north. I take the younger ones in pots in the garage wrapped when a bad frost is forecast, and mulch deeply around the larger ones and ones in soil in late autumn. I haven't used the No.3 compost as I thought they were un demanding soil-wise.