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David

Loving other people's gardens on GT and with a little help from the community I hope to one day love my own!

Acer palmatum

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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David

Does anyone recognise the variety of my Acer please? I think there maybe a lot of of varieties though? 😳

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Keely

Sorry cant help but its a lovely colour at the minute n its always a nice surprise when it changes again later in the year 😁

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tash74

Could it possibly be Acer 'Ellen'? We had one for years in memory of my great Aunt Nell (Ellen). Sadly they've both passed away now. There are so many beautiful cultivars it's difficult to tell.

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David

Thank you @Keely it is difficult I know! They are lovely plants. Although I think mine is in the wrong position at the moment as it doesn't have space to grow but I don't want to risk digging it up and moving it!

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David

Thanks @tash74 I will have a look at the Ellen. That's a lovely way to remember someone!

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tash74

@david It was a fitting way to remember her, she loved the garden. Maybe it's time I got another one! There are some good photographs on the website of nurseryman Chris Pattinson who is based in the Forest of Dean, that's where Ellen came from. www.chris-pattison.co.uk

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David

Thank you @tash74 it does look very similar! I think unless anyone tells me different it's an Ellen 😉

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brightcolours

#plantID_acer #acer #foliage

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tash74

@david It's got me thinking about Auntie Nell in the garden, she used to love ladybirds as "they eat all the atheists", we still call aphids that now and she's been gone 15 years! #humour #memories #family #acer

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David

😂 That's hilarious @tash74! I think that may now catch on in the Scott garden!!

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tash74

@david One awesome lady with a heart of gold and a wicked sense of humour. I got my love of garden birds from her, the robins, blackbirds and thrushes often used to come in the back door and through the bungalow to find her for food! She was forever propagating African Violets too and giving them away. Come to think of it I've had reason to think of her many times as I've been exploring GT. Maybe I need an area called 'Auntie's garden'!

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brightcolours

Or at least a hashtag for her Tash!! @tash74

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