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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    Do Acers need daily watering?
    Yeah as said above, if potted definitely need watering a lot. The smaller the pot the more often.
    I have an acer in my garden that’s now about 20 feet high that was once a bonsai tree. It needed water 3 times a day in its tiny pot which I got fed up of so planted it in the border. I never water that one now, but the the 2 I have in pots I water daily when it’s not rained or the leaf tips can start to brown off.

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    Could someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong with this Acer?

    It was in a planter for the first 3 years and every year the leaves would grow beautifully then start shriveling up in mid May and then it would be ruined for the rest of the season. This happened no matter where I put the pot, no matter how much or how little I watered etc.

    So end of last year we repotted it into the ground surrounding it by a full bag of John Innes ericaceous compost for acers in a north east facing location that gets no wind and only a few of hours of early morning sun and is fully shaded from around 11am onwards and I water it when there's been no rain.

    But yet again the leaves are already starting to shrivel and it has become so frustrating.

    Any ideas or suggestions?




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    That looks more like an Acre lol
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    I will ask my mum tommorow.She imports acers

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    You might have verticilllium wilt (a fungus).

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    Hell !! Sounds like your Acer needs some viagra RS
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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Could someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong with this Acer?

    It was in a planter for the first 3 years and every year the leaves would grow beautifully then start shriveling up in mid May and then it would be ruined for the rest of the season. This happened no matter where I put the pot, no matter how much or how little I watered etc.

    So end of last year we repotted it into the ground surrounding it by a full bag of John Innes ericaceous compost for acers in a north east facing location that gets no wind and only a few of hours of early morning sun and is fully shaded from around 11am onwards and I water it when there's been no rain.

    But yet again the leaves are already starting to shrivel and it has become so frustrating.

    Any ideas or suggestions?




    looks like leaf scorch to me mate,
    if it has enough water most likely to be due to low humidity, coupled with sun, or wind.

    although a good size it is still relatively young in tree years, and the roots are as slow growing as the rest of the tree.
    given time (years) it should lessen even if not in an idyllic location.
    especially as it was only transplanted last year it hasn't had time to develop enough root structure.

    they particularly don't like early morning sun, after a cold night.
    as the cold slows down there ability to push sap/water up to the leaves to keep them hydrated and they dry out at the tips...

    it helps if you have them in a micro climate that they like,
    ideally in the dappled shade of large trees, but most of us don't have that luxury
    or planted in an area with lots of other leafy plants/trees that transpire keeping the air humid.
    this helps stop the leaves from drying out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    looks like leaf scorch to me mate,
    if it has enough water most likely to be due to low humidity, coupled with sun, or wind.

    although a good size it is still relatively young in tree years, and the roots are as slow growing as the rest of the tree.
    given time (years) it should lessen even if not in an idyllic location.
    especially as it was only transplanted last year it hasn't had time to develop enough root structure.

    they particularly don't like early morning sun, after a cold night.
    as the cold slows down there ability to push sap/water up to the leaves to keep them hydrated and they dry out at the tips...

    it helps if you have them in a micro climate that they like,
    ideally in the dappled shade of large trees, but most of us don't have that luxury
    or planted in an area with lots of other leafy plants/trees that transpire keeping the air humid.
    this helps stop the leaves from drying out.
    Thanks for the info Dave, I've done loads of googling but all the info combined wasn't as informative as your post.

    It certainly does get early morning sun after cold nights and that's the only sun it gets. I thought that would be good as the sun is low in the sky at that time and not scorching hot.

    Sounds like it's just a waiting game then as when transplanted I was quite surprised at how small the roots were.

    Don't want them too big as would like to dig it up if/when we move house!

    Got this when Asda were selling them for £8 each back in 2017 or 2018. Wish I picked a few up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feline View Post
    You might have verticilllium wilt (a fungus).
    Koi fungus.
    Acer fungus.

    Where will it end!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Thanks for the info Dave, I've done loads of googling but all the info combined wasn't as informative as your post.

    It certainly does get early morning sun after cold nights and that's the only sun it gets. I thought that would be good as the sun is low in the sky at that time and not scorching hot.

    Sounds like it's just a waiting game then as when transplanted I was quite surprised at how small the roots were.

    Don't want them too big as would like to dig it up if/when we move house!

    Got this when Asda were selling them for £8 each back in 2017 or 2018. Wish I picked a few up!

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    it will probably be fine given enough time to grow.
    i have a very similar Acer in a similar position, as i'm limited with the 'best' spots with other more tender acers.

    and it still occasionally gets a bit leaf burn in a heatwave after being in the ground for 5 years and is now over 6ft tall...
    as the location is not perfect, just ok...

    when you move if it has put down a good root structure,
    the best way is to 'root prune' it the autumn before digging it up,
    inserting a spade a full spades depth in a circle around the plant to cut through the roots and allow new smaller roots to develop over the winter before digging it up.

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    Ducks on the pond again any body else have this problem


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    Quote Originally Posted by protalon View Post
    Ducks on the pond again any body else have this problem


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    Love the garden and pond. Had a wood pigeon think it was a duck the other day trying to have a bath in 4ft of water perfectly good bird bath 5 ft away from pond aswell

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    Quote Originally Posted by protalon View Post
    Ducks on the pond again any body else have this problem


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    agreed,
    nice pond love the acers and bonsai

    in answer to your question...
    sorry, out of season...
    1st of september for duck, so no luck yet...

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    Thank you we have had woodies nesting in the garden I've got some pictures some where

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    My mum says frost has caught it

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    The chick became very tame and still hangs around the garden


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    These are the one guardians


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    Sorry still getting used to this tapatalk

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    Love the over hanging acers.

    Haha pooch is mint just please don't tell me your like the Spanish and have a pushchair to take her for walks

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    I'm afraid my wife uses a stroller on long walks as she is getting on in years

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