Cheering ourselves up with Maples

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  1. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I'm sure the term "defoliated" has never been used as often as this summer ;^)

    It has very little incidence on trees if it happens just once, but when (if) it does several years in a row, it weakens the tree in the long term. I will put mine in the shade and pay a particular attention to these next year.

    It happened on my bonsai, or potted Fagus (beech) or Malus (apple), species that prefer a wetter and cooler environment. I lost a couplf them or the others are weaker and weaker every year.

    People don't make cider on the "French riviera", but they do in Normandy or Cornwall...
     
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    A couple of photos of A.P. Beni Kawa, this was planted in heavy Befordshire clay about 25 years ago and has full sun all day. It is currently about 8ft tall but I usually prune it each winter.
     

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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Strong and beautiful.
     
  4. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @Del Wow !!! And in heavy clay as well. An absolute stunner Del.
     
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    It seems that Boris has moved on to a new location, but we have a few new arachnids who have set up shop. My wife knows that I love spiders and she took some shots of a new neighbor munching on a fly.

    My new Grandma Ghost is pretty much devoid of leaves and I was checking on it today. It has plenty of buds so all should be well for spring and to my surprise I noticed one branch is showing new growth!

    Oh, and Harry says Hi!!
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @dangerine49 good evening J and Harry. Great photos and your Grandma ghost is going to look fantastic in the Spring and then onwards. Lots of lovely buds !!
    A brave wife, mine would run a mile from a spider that large, Lol.
     
  7. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning, on a lovely start to the day here in the South of England, a whispy cloud or two, but thats all. Almost Spring like. So as I say this I thought my topic today and after conversations on the forum yesterday, should be new growth!!! And new life. It is everywhere in my garden atm, so strange but pretty at the same time.
    So here are a few I took whilst the early birds were singing in my garden today. There are a few in Autumn colours as well, so added these to show that it is actually September, Lol.
    My personal favourite is Jordan, yes a Shirasawanum with new growth in September!!!!!!
     

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    'Beni otake'
    Haven't seen the new residents but they have staked out their territory as most of last week was spent hiding from the smoke infused atmosphere, though the air is still bad it's been thoroughly mixed with thick fog the last 3 days.
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    Last weekend seems like a long time ago...
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  9. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @wind-borne Good evening G, now those are beautiful Autumnal photos, love the cobwebs and the colours are stunning.
    Just been looking at N @Nik photos minutes ago of beautiful reds.
    Must be the theme from the US this evening. 'Loving it' !!!!

    Do hope you are far enough away from those devasting fires !!!?

    Keep safe G.
     
  10. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning on this lovely near Autumn day here in Southern England. I say Autumn, but it is more like Summer again.
    My photos today are all about sunshine.
    My particular favourite in my garden today is Wills Devine.
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    A few more in the sun, as it's such a lovely morning. 'Deshojo' is my second favourite on my walk in the garden after a late breakfast.
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning, well setting the alarm for an early photo session was worth it IMO. The dew was wonderful.
    Thought it should be a few of my ghosts and reticulated maples to post in these conditions.
    I would normally say, " my favourite in my garden today is". But I cannot, as everyone is a favourite for me this morning. Hope you agree !!?
     

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    @Acerholic The Purple Ghost looks good enough to eat...
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @dangerine49 good afternoon J, thanks, I was pleased with it today also. I took two of Purple ghost. This one was really looking moody.

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  15. Acerholic

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    Good morning, more dew today, the sun is up and not a cloud to be seen. Going to get even hotter later today according to forecasters.
    Red Dragon is my particular favourite today in the garden.
     

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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Welcome to 'Purple Ghost' ! Not bad at all considering the weather we've had and that the soil in the pot is very dry :

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @AlainK welcome to the ever expanding Acer 'Purple ghost' club Alain. New growth as well. You must be pleased !!??
     
  18. Luke’s Maples

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    I literally can’t stop buying them lol..
    After you posted your Mr Sun from Esveld I had a quick look at their website. BIG mistake.
    Latest members of the family. Last 4 from Maillot.
    1. Mr Sun
    2. Germaines Gyration
    3. First Ghost
    4. Grandma Ghost
    5. Kinran
    6. Ottos Dissectum
    7. Esk Sunset
    8. Yasemin
    9. Dragons Fire
    10. Emmetts Pumpkin
    11. Alpenweiss
    12. Beni Hoshi
    13. Hinode Nishiki
    14. Iro Iro
    15. Jeddolah Orange
    16. Johin
    17. Koyuki
    18. Nicholsonii
    19. Orion
    20. Peve Multicolour
    21. Globosum
    22. Ruby Stars
    23. Mikawa Nishiki
    24. Izu no Odoriko
     
  19. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @Luke’s Maples good evening Luke, Wow what a selection. That must have been quite a delivery. Or have they not arrived yet?
    The farmers field at the back of you is a must now to buy, Lol.
    Look forward to seeing the photos of them all.
     
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    Haha, yes they are here with me. Very happy. Next spring should be pretty awesome. I will go out tomorrow morning and take some pics. I’m trying to stake the dissectums in some interesting shapes so they will look a bit odd for a year or two lol. Hopefully they should make some nice trees.
     
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    Ruby Stars
    Grandma Ghost
    Koyuki
    Johin x 2
    Mr Sun
    Emmetts Pumpkin
    Esk Sunset
    Jeddolah Orange
    Dragon’s Fire (love the name)
    Kinran X 2
    First Ghost
     

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    Here a few pics of pretty colours today
    Aconitifolium
    Irish Lace
    Aureum
    Red Dawn
    Amagi Shigure
    Moonrise
    Sango Kaku
    Viridis
    Orangeola
    Omureyama
     

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    Got that zoom zoom zoom stuck in my head from another thread...

    'Aureum'
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