Japanese maple - Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum - look great at any time of the year. The leaf colour varies from bright lime green through to vivid scarlet. Generally the green leaved varieties turn yellow and orange in the autumn with the purple leaved varieties turning bright red.

An ideal tree for the smaller garden.

Varieties:

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' (Shrub) - Red leaves in the summer turning reddish-purple in the autumn. The leaves change colour through the year, from bright lime green in the spring through to vivid scarlet in autumn.
Acer palmatum 'Garnet' (Shrub) - reddish purple leaves
Acer palmatum 'Linearilobum' (Shrub) - bright green leaves
Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' (Shrub) - bright red branches in autumn
Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy' - 1.5m (5ft) x 1.5m (5ft) narrow red leaves in spring turning gold in the autumn.
Acer 'Senkaki' 'Sango-Kaku'

Seeds to plant now:

Indoor or in a heated greenhouse

Alyssum

Aubretia, Rock cress, Aubrieta, Aubrietia

Bell Pepper, pepper

Brussels sprout

Cardoon

Cauliflower

Celery

Columbine

Cress

cucumber

Hollyhock

Leek

Lettuce

Lobelia

Ornamental Pepper

pepper

Petunia

Salvia

Tomato

Outside

Alyssum

courgette

Parsnip

Runner bean

Spring onion

Outside under cover

Brussels sprout

Cabbage

carrot

Cauliflower

cucumber

Lettuce

Onion

Pea

Radish

Turnip