Posted: 19/03/2017 at 12:41
The dead leaves on the acer left from last year isn't a very good sign - that could indicate it died before the winter. Acers absolutely hate drying out and often snuff it if that happens which is probably the biggest killer of container grown acers. Don't add fertilizer until you see signs of growth but do water it if the top of the soil goes dry. Fingers crossed on that one.
I think the jasminium officinale is probably just a later starter. Mine are just green sticks at the moment. As long as yours has the same flexible green stems (last years wood) it should be fine. If the stems are all brown or grey and snap when you bend them, then that's a different matter.
Last edited: 19 March 2017 12:42:09