Posted: 10/03/2017 at 12:56
Careful Michelle. Offen building a wall or fence can itself create a frost pocket.....google how.
main things are shelter from strong winds esp biting easterlies. Protection from the strongest sun, esp mid day and afternoon sun. Acers' new growth in spring is particularly susceptible......once this growth hardens a little after a few weeks they are more resilient.
Agree with Fairy about creating an environment in your garden.......planting taller perennials or shrubs on the most exposed sides helps a great deal. Not so easy though in practice. I have tried a few times with the dissectums esp here and they struggled. Finally, I chose the ideal spot and then planted around it for extra cossetting. Lovely thing and worth the extra planning
I'm too near the coast to grow acers to top notch standard....further inland in Cornwall huge acers thrive. Many on the forum too produce wonderful specimens