Posted: 07/04/2013 at 12:15
Blairs , I've kept it on the dry side but gave it a week feed just before I took the photo. I removed some of the dead tips last year - they also got damaged during re-potting .
Had a hell of a job getting it out of the wooden container as it had split and the roots had embedded themselves in the splits. Lesson learned there.
Think I'll give it another month and if there are are no buds , it'll have to go.
Shame , I've known that acer since it was a twig.
Thank you all for trying to help.