I have a number of small acers (Japanese Maples) of
varying colours red,green,purple and variagated,sorry i
don't know the proper names.They are all in pots and are about 50-60cm in height.I have had them in these same pots for over 8 years and by my own addmission
i have rather neglected them over the years.However
overthat timespan each year they faithfully flower or leaf
as it were and last year the foliage was quite abundant.
What i am looking to do this year is to transplant these
same shrubs into a larger container so that they may
flourish in size and volume.I have seen bigger and more
volumous shrubs of the same varieties at various garden centres over the years.What i need advice on is the transplanting proceedure as i know they are pot bound and also the repotting medium/feed required along with the best siting aspect for them to flourish.Presently all
the foliage has fallen from them and there is a little dead wood in places,predominantly at the tops of each one.Finally i need to know when is the best time to undertake the repotting avoiding any 'shock' to the shrubs.Thank You.
- 5 Jan, 2012