Wednesday, November 20

Seeing red



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  1. Such a gorgeous colour. I've never grown acers but both Hubby and I quite fancy one so you never know, there may be a purchase soon.

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    1. We'd always fancied having one and took the opportunity to plant one when we replanted one of the borders. Our neighbour has a large one in a pot. This is the best colour it has been but it is only young so maybe needed time to settle in.

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  2. Brilliant. And you have it in a sheltered corner too so hopefully the leaves will last a while.

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    1. That was the idea exactly Jessica

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  3. Acers are of my favs Sue - such wonderful Autumn colour. Yours has a nice shape, looking pretty now but will be a stunner in years to come!

    Hanging my head now, I 'encouraged' the leaves to come off my Acers this year to stop them getting in my pond when I was laying the underlay and liner. Mine were past a few weeks ago now. Ha-ha... I'll not be having a strong word with them ;-)

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    1. Oh dear, Shirl - maybe next year you won't encourage them as much

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  4. Ours lost all the leaves about three weeks ago in really high winds. It's a similar colour and size to yours - so beautiful.

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    1. This is is a very sheltered spot, Bilbo. To be honest the reason we waited so long to buy an acer was that we wanted one somewhere away from winds.

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  5. Autumn sure sends a lot of beauty our way, it's just such a shame that winter follows it :-(

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    1. Isn't it just, Tanya - let's hope we don't get too bad a winter - just cold enough to kill the baddies.

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  6. Ours has also lost its leaves. The colour is gorgeous.

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    1. It glows Alain and really catches our eye from a house window.

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  7. That's a very happy looking acer Sue, is that the corner you have all those clematis planted? Ours shone out like a beacon, visible from the park through the gaps in the trellis, but is now bare.

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    1. It is where some of the clematis are, Janet although a couple of them seem to have disappeared. I did wonder about a white climbing rose behind but it is shaded by the crab apple. To be honest I'm surprised that the acer is as colourful as info I have read say you only get good autumn colour if the plant is in a sunny position

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  8. I do love those little trees and their red leaves. I have a tiny one, just over 12 inches, just planted this year and it has lost most of its leaves.

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    1. They look great as bonsais too don't they, Kelli - maybe I should take a cutting next year and have a go.

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  9. Wow! Red gold indeed. I do love an acer, must get one for my back garden.xxx

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    1. Some varieties have different autumn colours, Snowbird so you need to think of that when you buy!

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  10. I will never tire of seeing acers in all their autumn glory, Sue! Such pretty trees but very slow growing. We were looking at the Acer 'Osakazuki' yesterday in the Capel grounds, a very tall specimen and just a few brilliant red leaves clinging on so the tree was a in a sea of red leaves - but, my gosh, what a wonderful sight!! We're recommended to advise people to start acers off in a container as they're slow growing so stay small and can look like bonsai trees for some time!

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    1. This is Osakazuki, Caro. The leaves have just suddenly dropped so we now have a red carpet. I'll have to make sure I keep it in check!

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