Over the years i think we have all been guilty of planting Acers in the totaly wrong position in the garden, myself included especially when i first started just went out to buy a plant read a book on where to plant it and off we go. Doesn't work like that!! Well i have learned the hard way after years of total wrong positioning with various cultivars, which i might add according to the books were planted in the right spot!! Pictures of a Wakehurst Pink which i bought over four years ago , first year kept in it's pot then planted out for the next two years and to be honest i thought it was very drab, some slight variation which soon faded but nothing to catch the eye. Fall colour was pleasing enough but had seen better pictures of others on the web. Decided to move to a far shadier spot last fall and the transformation this year is fantastic, such light delicate colours and shades very pretty hope to have some good colour during the rest of the season and looking forward to see how it performs in the fall. My motto now is ' When in doubt dig it up '