Acer palmatum 'Grandma Ghost'

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  1. Acerholic

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    7th June 2021 and still my Grandma ghost out Grandma ghost 256.JPG Grandma ghost 257.JPG performs most other reticulates.
     
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    16th June 2021 and my Grandma ghost is my profile photo from above, so I thought what about one from underneath this morning.
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    Grandma in the rain, she's certainly changed colour in the short time I've had her.
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    When she arrived
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    Wow that is a lot of change N. Almost heading towards Autumn colouring. I think Hippopottering keep theirs in a lot of shade, and it also may well be the difference between Doncaster and Somerset conditions.

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    7th July 2021 and the rain has given my Grandma ghost a luminous look this morning.
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    Pale new leaves on Grandma Ghost:

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    More lovely pale growth as she stretches her branches out:

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    17th September 2021 and what is Autumn in a garden without a Grandma ghost. I would never be without this maple.
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    Grandma Ghost with some good colour now:

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    A maple that gets better and better every year.

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    Finally awake and looking good:

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    Beautiful Xi, I'm still waiting for mine to open properly, even though it was in a greenhouse all winter it's still way behind my others, it's getting there though.
     
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    This one is a late riser, isn't it? Worth the wait, though - I'm looking forward to seeing yours when she's ready!
     
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    Yours and N @D97x7 maples are definitely in a moderate climate. Warmth of London and coastal air of Somerset. Compare that to frost pocket Hampshire urghhh, Lol.
     
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    Ahhh you know it'll be worth the wait! Just give it another two weeks and you'll be putting us all to shame :)
     
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    Here are the pictures of Grandma Ghost which were taken on 3/19/2022
     

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    I like the training underway @oattao54. Making this a very airy and pretty Grandma Ghost.
     
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    25th April 2022 and now my Grandma Ghost is getting it's leaves.
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    Here's Grandma Ghost looking pretty happy:

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    Couldn't agree more Xi.
     
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    Just a small one, will keep you updated over the years…

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    26th May 2022 and my Grandma Ghost is turning.
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    I don't know what I am doing to this plant, but it evidently loves it -- it's doubled in size since I bought it and just seems so robust and healthy. Love this one!

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    This is the most fantastic of the Ghosts. Hence my Avatar !! Yours is going to look wonderful this Autumn Xi. But I must not wish the months away, Lol.
     
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