Hi, this is my first post on here. I'm a keen gardener with no knowledge. I moved into a new house last year with a large garden. There were heavily overgrown trees to the rear of the garden which were fighting for space and taking up approx 5 metres of garden lenght. Infront of these trees is a well estaished Japanese maple with amazing orange red leaves. I chopped down and removed the laurel To the tear of the garden but left the maple untouched. I had to remove alot of ivy that had covered the side fence and was clinging onto the maple. 1 year later and I havenoticed the maple is not showing any signs of leaves/ buds growing? I have not interfered with the roots or branches except to remove the ivy. Does maple bloom late or could this be some sort of stress that has damaged the tree. Thanks guys.