I am going to pick up three Acers all different from my parents old house on Thursday. They are all in pots but I would like to give them a boost by potting in Larger pots. I have been lucky enough to get three 2 year old half oak barrels from a local pub having a garden refit which I think would make great pots for the Acers.
These Acers were loved very much by my Dad now passed away and they are 8-12 years old roughly. I dont think Mum has really looked after them much last couple of years apart from watering.
I need to know perfect soil to use, and where to get it from john innes, etc and what is the perfect position.
I also need to know re watering and winter care.
I cant take any risks with these as they were Dads, so they will get everything they need.
Please any Acer experts any help will be very gratefully received