Acer palmatum 'Uncle Ghost'

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    2nd April 2021 and here we go for another year, I do hope more people add this one to their collections. It really is a great cultivar.
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    4th May 2021 and my Uncle ghost is now opening enough to post it for Luke @Luke’s Maples, as I know he really wants this one and so it is important for him to see it's development, to see if indeed it is for him.
    I do hope others enjoy it also, as it is very underrated IMO.
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    My new ghost has arrived, just in time for a cup of tea, love it.
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    @Luke’s Maples look what N just got Luke. Looks like Hippo might have one or two in stock again.
     
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    I’m checking now
     
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    They have one. Just seen it.
     
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    Ordered ;-)
     
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    Oooops
     

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    That's a big Ooooop Luke. Lol.
     
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    I had to have Kinran. Osakazuki I need so I can compare with Hogyoku and Ichigyoji. I have had an interest in Nathan for a while so that went in there, and last but not least I have become really good friends recently with a guy from work, and he took an interest in my collection. He started to buy one or two for his garden and one was a Phoenix. Anyway, it was from a cheap supplier and had not been looked after or packaged up well and it died after about 2 weeks. This will be a gift for him.
     
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    That is a very kind thing to do Luke and a maple friend at work. That's really good. You must get him on the forum. The more the merrier.
     
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    I’m afraid he’s not as into it as we are, but then that’s how we started off.
     
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    Exactly!! And look at us now. Lol.
     
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    My small Uncle Ghost was losing some colour, but it's coming back now I've moved it to a sunnier spot. Let's see what happens:
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    Not too much afternoon sun though Xi, the reticulates are very sensitive.
    Yours is looking very colourful though I must say.
     
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    That's a good point, D -- this weekend is really the first sun we've had this year, so I'm keeping a close eye on it and ready to move it into a slightly shadier spot if this placement seems too much for it. I suppose that's one of the benefits of container gardening, that they can be moved around so easily to see what works and what doesn't!
     
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    Agreed and that's something Luke @Luke’s Maples does so well with all of his.
    I think the next three days is going to be in the mid twenties for you, so bringing it back into some shade after 1pm might be a good idea Xi.
     
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    7th June 2021 and I think Uncle ghost is fast becoming my favourite ghost, at this time of the year especially.
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    My Uncle this morning, after a little wash to remove some bird mess.
    Not really sure what I expected from this one but I'm loving what I see, especially now the veins have started to show.
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    Uncle Ghost with Summer Gold in the background:

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    My one today, showing what a difference light conditions can make.
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