Acer is planted in the garden, manure, mulch mixed in with soil. Full sun sheltered from wind
edited August 2019
Hi Wendy and welcome to the forum 😊
Most acers are better off with dappled shade as well as being sheltered from the wind. That’s probably been frazzled by too much sun. .
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
And probably would be good to see a wider shot to appreciate the overall size of the Acer and its neighbours.
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Full sun will damage leaves especially if newly planted as it hasn't got the root network of an established Acer. You are also being much more generous than I am with mine!
they can also get wind burn if its in a windy location