Cheering ourselves up with Maples

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Great photo J, another for the maple community. I'm starting to wonder if I should start a new thread with members and their maples, so they don't get lost on the big threads.
     
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    @emery, I'm thinking about a new thread entitled 'Members with their Maples', so that they don't get swallowed up in the big threads and lost in the thousands of postings.
    What do you think? I will set it up if you think it's a good idea and search for everyone's photos here.
     
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    Good morning D, at last and a great photo to add to the thumb and foot shots. Lol.
     
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    If anyone is going to post a photo of themselves with their maples for @emery, then please have a look at this thread. @AlainK started the ball rolling with the first photo.
    Appreciation: - Members and their maples
    I've created it so as not lose them on the big threads. I do hope everyone joins in. It is great to actually see and picture each other from all over the world when chatting on the forum.
     
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    I've been out through the night spraying yet again and fingers crossed that's the end of the Spring frosts. That was 4 hours ago now, so after checking my babies a few minutes ago and they seemed OK, I took a few photos. I also wanted to show how very late some are in leafing out this year.
    Ki hachijo 208.JPG Koto ito komachi 208.JPG Elmwood 208.JPG Kamagata 208.JPG
    They are Ki hachijo, Koto ito Komachi, Elmwood and Kamagata.
     
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    Good morning, well it's the 1st of May and we should be having so much colour atm, but this ridiculous Spring weather is holding everything back or burning the new leaves.
    I managed to take these a few minutes ago that were doing OK, but so slow.
    My Kawahara Rose was the brightest of all the pinks this morning. The others are Edna Bergman, Black lace, Villa Taranto and Mr Sun.
    Kawahara Rose 210.JPG Edna Bergman 210.JPG Black lace 210.JPG Villa Taranto 210.JPG Mr Sun 210.JPG
     
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    I’ve had a lucky escape, all looks well and good, pristine in fact. This is unusual as we normally have a much earlier leaf out and frost damage March early April and have to wait for the second growth.
    All that I had with frost burn around a month ago was a few seedlings I’m growing on and hoping they recover, which is usually the case.
    So Derek, where in Hampshire are you as it’s surprising how we’ve had such different weather?
    What we haven’t had is much rain this last week, just sporadic showers and it’s all very dry in the garden.
     
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    That's the coastal air J. I think you are in the perfect place. I'm just South of Winchester. Quite a frost pocket. Last night was bad, even comparing to the whole of April. Looks like the same again tonight, although it is saying 0° C, the same as last night.
    Bring on the cloud, PLEASE !!!!
     
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    Good morning Maple lovers

    I thought I’d just put a couple of different cultivars together to show the different array of colours we have in our gardens to enjoy. I love Spring time :-)

    Jordan at the back, then middle row left to right is Isobel, Ukigumo, Moonrise and Beni Maiko.
    The front two are Aratama and Flavescens.

    Very satisfying to look at ;-)

    Luke
     

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    A lovely arrangement for a Spring Bank Holiday weekend Luke. Even though it's Winter coats on, lol
     
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    Close ups of each
     

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    This caught my eye
    Hana Matoi
     

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    Ichygoji pretty much fully out. Not much to loot at until October but very much worth the wait. Can see a resemblance to Hogyoku, especially in that last shot.
     

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    I do love the close ups. You see everything of the leaves and just how wonderful they are. Thanks Luke.
     
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    That's early to get the variegation already. Mine doesn't start until June. Tropical Oxford I suppose, lol.
     
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    Decided to remove the lower branches you suggested on my Kamagata D @Acerholic

    I’m loving the shape of this right now :-)
     

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    Any chance of a photo of the two together Luke ? Could be a good one for the other thread !!?
     
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    And in a few years when you can look at it from afar and walk underneath it, then the pruning will be worth it. This is a wonderful cultivar.
     
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    I have an interesting question for you lot. Out of the seven Maples in this pic, order them in order of preference. 1 being the best etc...
     
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    No problem, and a great idea. Just started raining so when it stops ill go back out. Shame I don’t have Osakazuki, especially if it were a similar size/age to go with them.
     
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    1 Ukigumo
    2 Isobel
    3 Beni Maiko
    4 Moonrise
    5 Aratama
    6 Flavescens
    7 Jordan
    I placed Jordan at 7 because I think the best is still to come. Tbh in a couple of weeks my order would be completely different, as they change so much at this time of the year. Although I think Ukigumo would stay quite a way up the list all year long.
     
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