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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    That is an amazing sight D, must be a few hundred or so. Are they all going in individual pots to sell on? Also a high percentage chance of one or two specials.
     
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    My favourite acers
    1. Garnet and garnet
    2. Beni Maiko and red dissectum
    3. Palmatum dissectum
     

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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Beni tsukasa in late sun this evening
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    I will pot a lot of them. Some will be sold, used as rootstock, and replanted out in the landscape. I wish I had enough space to watch the all to see which one be that special one. Lol. There are about 3 or 4 green ones I have my eye on at the moment.
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Just a heads up if you didn't know, Batsford is currently operating a booked time slot system for arrival. Even if you don't have to pay with your friends of Westonbirt membership you still need to book a time slot via the Batsford website.
     
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    In a couple of years I bet you will post a couple D and say, "do you all remember where they came from"???
     
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    Lol
     
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    Thanks Maf, Westonbirt is the same, am going to Batsford on Sunday, all booked up :)
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Shishigashira (not mine!)
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Wow ! Impressive...
     
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    I suppose it's asking a bit much for you to dig up that fine looking sapling and pop it in the mail to me?

    What a spectacular tree! Simply gorgeous! Many thanks for posting this beautiful tree!
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    That looks like a great place to visit. But we'll have to wait months before the Covid-19 is under control so we can travel abroad again, plus I'll need a passport now, and a visa. :-(

    I wonder how the "school tourism" that used to bring a lot of money to Britain will manage these new conditions : I organised or took part in more than a dozen school trips to London, Cornwall, Devon, Bath, etc. The pupils only needed a "carte d'identité", almost everyone has one, even if it's not compulsory. You can use it to travel to some non-European countries like Morocco or Turkey, and quite a few number of teenagers here have family links with these countries. I wonder whether the colleagues will face the hassle it will imply, how many families will pay for a passport, and how they will feel when planning to leave their kids go to Britain : already, I've read reports of people being turned away at the border without any real reason. OK, the British customs have always had a ... reputation, but I'm afraid some will take the opportunity "upgrade" it.
    On the other hand, I've unfortunately had to call the emergencies, and even take pupils to hospital (a fall from a lion in Trafalgar square, a serious crisis of epilepsy, a girl's urinary tract infection, a bit from a grey squirrel at kew Gardens, ...) and the staff of the NHS were very friendly, very professional, really perfect, and at that time, the conventions the 2 countries had made it free of charge.

    Global warming, age, arthritis, geo-politics and the rest : I hate the beginning this 21st century. A dry and bitter century.

    And we can't even find clotted cream here ! Woe is me...
     
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    Now you've got all that off your chest Alain, back to being positive and lovely trees perhaps???
    Sorry about the Cornish clotted cream BTW, but it’s mine all mine, Lol.
     
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    In that case, I will be sending you my mailing address and expecting the arrival of that clotted cream very shortly!
     
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    I can't imagine what that would look like upon arrival Keith. Lol.
     
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    Extremely well clotted I would think!
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Ah ! My chest ? I haven't told you about my lungs after 50 years of 20-30 cigs a day.

    I will mow the rest of the "lawn" tomorrow, hopefully I'll take a new breath in the morning.

    Smoking tobacco is bad... ;°)
     
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    I repotted, or rather "slip-potted" or whatever you call it a couple of maples today, basically the way Otto Bjornson does or the like, and moved them to another place, an Acer griseum and an Acer circinatum 'Burgundy Jewel' among others.

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    But what I really liked was to see a butterfly on the "Japanese quince" next to them :

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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    The red leaves are Acer circinatum 'Burgundy Jewel', it's just been repotted. I think - hope it will take/grow at least 60 cm :

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    The tree in the background is a Zelkova, a beautiful tree in all seasons.

    The Acer griseum. Very healthy :

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    'Jerre Schwartz' has recovered from the frost :

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    This seedling from Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon' is having a life and a "design" of her own :

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    Winter's gone, the sun in the leaves make the maples shine. 'Atropurpureum' :

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    'Starfish' :

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    'Hana matoi' :

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    Good morning and it looks like a lovely sunny and warm bank holiday weekend for us all here in the UK. So here are a few to add to the others already posted this morning by AlainK.
    Peve Ollie.
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    Kawahara Rose
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    White Peaches
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    Karasu-gawa
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    Tsuma beni
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    Anne Irene
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    Westonbirt Orange
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    Nigrum
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    Have a good one everybody.
     
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    Happy weekend everyone - we made it! (Phew) Here are a couple of my guys this morning:

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    And to you too Xi. Beautiful maples and photos to bring cheer to everyone. They have me, so thankyou.
     
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