Cheering ourselves up with Maples

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  1. LorenzoDec

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    Thank you, my fingers are crossed too, for all our beloved trees. These sudden temperature drops are troublesome, for sure, I hope they won't become this much of a habit. But enough with the sadness, we have to cheer up here, don't we? Here's a favorite of mine, seems like he's doing fine at the moment.
     

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  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Oh yes, definatly a cheering ourselves up thread Lorenzo. And seeing your Ukigumo has done that for me this afternoon. Does yours go whiter over there in Spain? Just wondered with the different temperatures you get there. I know this one likes shade a lot as well.
     
  3. Luke’s Maples

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    Accidentally bought these yesterday.. oops
    Sold my old ones last year and had come to regret it, so..
     

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  4. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Manyo No Sato
    Very happy with this one, even though I didn’t get much change out of £50
     

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  6. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    But worth it Luke as it's a strong tree, there is always a worry with buying small grafts.
    You are going to be very happy with this purchase.
     
  7. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Ki Hachijo I have wanted since seeing Mark @ROEBUK post his awesome specimen. Then looked for it on Hippos site and it it described as ‘their favourite tree’. Well that was it. Had to have one!
    Found this but the branches were all bunched together. I know with a bit of training and patience I can turn this one into I nice open shape.
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    With training this is one of the best cultivars for that Japanese floating look that we all try to aspire to with our trees.
    A great find Luke. Hippo ?
     
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    Aureum. Never going to get much for your money with these as they are so slow, but the garden centre had about 10 bunched together. I got every single one out and inspected carefully to ensure I got the best one.
     

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    Love these areas. Each one contrasting with the one opposite/either side of it.

    will post more when they are further along
     

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  12. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Looks a really good shape. Tbh I think it might look good kept small. Especially with a thick trunk over the years. I will enjoy seeing your future postings on this one.
     
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    No, all these from a garden centre. I had it in my basket for hippo but the trees they supply are just so small, so when I saw this for the same price, well £24.99 so a little more, I snatched it up. I couldn’t believe my luck ;-)
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    That is where the Japanese excel, they know exactly where to place each tree. Centuries of experience passed down !!
    Again, having them in pots means if it's not right then it gets moved.
     
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  15. Luke’s Maples

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    Think I’ll bring the Manyo No Sato in over the weekend as the new shoots look so delicate.
     
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    And imagine if I’d had them in the ground last November Derek. I would have lost the lot. Or had a lot of work to do!!
     
  17. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    That is a good garden centre, not many around that have the more difficult to find trees.
     
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  18. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Sunday night definatly looking at the forecast.....
     
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  19. Acerholic

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    Very true Luke, perhaps things happen for a reason.
     
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    Thanks D that sounds like a good idea, although they do quite a good job on their own at ‘keeping small’ lol
     
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    Very true, it is known for that.
     
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    It was greener last Spring, I think because I tried to give him a bit of morning sun, and the soil mix was too much alkaline. This year I'm going to keep him in full shade, we'll see how it goes.
     

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    That is stunning. I’m definitely keeping my Ukigumos in the shade this year!
     
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    That's a really fine specimen! Manyo No Sato is a must have, in my opinion. May seem inconspicuous at first, but has a unique charm
     
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  25. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    That is looking about the best it gets Lorenzo, so you are doing something very right indeed.
     
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