Posted: 17/04/2013 at 08:22
Morning gardener bee
You have a very windy garden so not best situation.
Acers need protection from strong sun.....so avoid full midday sun....and cold winds. Dappled shade.....taller plants on the exposed side will help....is important too.
The dissectum varieties are more prone to damage by sun and wind than the straight, full leaf (PALMatum) ones and the yellow or orange more sensitive again than the darker purple leaved varieties.
I struggle with the dissectum types but can grow palmatum by providing shelter and conditions suitable. Neutral to acid soil with good humus content and that won't dry out too quickly