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Profile Image Hayley Ratcliffe

hayleyaj

Always loved to potter in the garden but only really in the last couple of years, have I embraced it by redesigning our space and growing from seed

Acer Palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2018
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hayleyaj

#nationaltreeweek 🌳🌲

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ukjohnny

...a superb specimen Hayley👍

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hayleyaj

Never fails to deliver @ukjohnny 😍

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ShelleySnyder

Love this Hayley! Maples are my favorite!!💘😍

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hayleyaj

She's caught a bit of windburn but rocking her #red frock for #autumn 💃💃💃

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rachelbrooks

Fabulousness! ❤️

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Williamson

absolutely gorgeous 😊❤❤❤

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juliesgarden

Fabulous Hayley 😍😍

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vec

Stunning

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Beautiful Hayley....wish mine looked like that instead of frazzled up sun scorched crisp...!!

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hayleyaj

It's been a battle this year Elaine! A gallon of water every single day, rain or shine. But still, the leaves have damage 😊 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@hayleyaj I’ve learnt a valuable lesson this summer...don’t splash the leaves when watering, especially in intense heat...😒

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kimguy

Gorgeous🍁🍁🍁

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pelly

Beautiful ❤️❤️

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hayleyaj

#foliagefriday 🔥🔥🔥❤️❤️❤️

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lexijane

Love those fiery reds ❤️❤️

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Williamson

Beautiful x😊😊

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linfoster

Wow fabulous colour

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hayleyaj

She's not wearing her summer frock tonight, more glam rock! 😂😂

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vec

😍😍😍

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ShelleySnyder

@hayleyaj ooooh! Love this one!!💘😍

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houseofflowers

Evening @hayleyaj any idea how long it took for your beautiful acer to get that big? Debating buying bigger for instant impact...

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suerichards

Lovely plant 😊

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hayleyaj

Hi Catherine, we've had this from a foot high baby for 10 years. It was bigger than this but pruned it about 3years ago. 😊 @houseofflowers

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houseofflowers

Thanks Hayley @hayleyaj I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for a slightly larger one the doesn't cost a fortune. ..

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hayleyaj

#red ❤️❤️ @ausgardentags ☺️

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lexijane

Fanbloomintastic ❤️❤️❤️

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juliesgarden

Fab Hayley ❤️❤️

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lovemygarden65

Fantastic ❤️❤️❤️

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hayleyaj

So today she is modelling the cherry red gown!💃💃💃💃

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lexijane

She looks splendid in her red dress ❤️❤️❤️

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greenfinger14

Love it 😍

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christineb

And what a gorgeous gown it is ❤️

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juliesgarden

Oh my word that spectacular Hayley ❤️❤️

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rachelbrooks

And wearing it spectacularly! 👌🏼❤️

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hayleyaj

She's loving the 🌞! ❤️

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greenfinger14

Wow this is gorgeous Hayley 😍

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jacq1075

Aren't we all? 😁

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Keely

What a beauty 😍 hope mine gets that big looks superb

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hayleyaj

A hard prune 2 years ago certainly did the trick I think! I hope my little 👶🏻 #acer do as well 🤞🏼 @Keely @jacq1075 @greenfinger14

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icedance

Looks gorgeous Hayley 👍👏👏😍

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donnaandrew

Sure is a stunner!

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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hayleyaj

Beautiful with the sun catching her new leaves ❤️ #acer #new-growth

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greenfinger14

Lovely 😊

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hayleyaj

New frock and accessories Rachel!! 💄💃💃 @rachelbrooks

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juliesgarden

Lovely photo 👍

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titchyfra

That's a great picture!

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lovestogarden

Beautiful!

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rachelbrooks

Ooh a black tie affair! 👌🏼❤️

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hayleyaj

#bestof2016 #autumn

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rachelbrooks

Ah lovely in one of her many frocks 👗😊

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hayleyaj

Indeed Rachel, I've set aside a budget for matching accessories for 2017!! 😂😂😂👠💄👛 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Well a lady needs co-ordinating bags and shoes! 👍🏼😂

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Keely

Gawjus 😍👌

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juliesgarden

Beautiful 🍁🍁

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nessas

Stunning 😍

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hayleyaj

I've 2 rooted cuttings that I'm hoping will come good from this 🤔🤔😊 @nessas

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mich

It's beautiful Hayley 😍🍁❤

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nessas

I'm sure they will 😍

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hayleyaj

The same tree! So many different frocks! 💃💃 top left is today. I think it's going to be a chilly night tonight ❄️🕸👻👻

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pauline33

Isn't it amazing how they change 👏fab 🍁🍂🍂

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jan06

Love acers just bought two 🙂

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hayleyaj

Me too Jan! I've just bought 3 more babies and have cuttings off this one that I'm hoping will do ok! 👍@jan06

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hayleyaj

She's changed her frock....again! 😂💃💃

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vec

Beautiful, I can't seem to capture the beautiful colour changes on mine today

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hayleyaj

I can't keep up with mine!! 😂😂💃 @vec

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clipperty

Awesome, loving the background too!

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hayleyaj

And she's changed her frock again since yesterday!! 😍😍😍😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Well you can't expect her to wear the same thing two days in a row! 🙄😜

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hayleyaj

I agree but she's high maintenance when it come to matching shoes and handbags too!! 😂😂😂😂😂 @rachelbrooks

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vec

😁😁😁 looking gorgeous

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hayleyaj

Julie, I have a couple of cuttings that I'm hoping will take in the spare room! Fingers crossed I can have more of this lovely lady! 🤔🤔👍 @vec

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rachelbrooks

😂🙄👠👡👜👛👝

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hayleyaj

So today I've taken cuttings from this lady...we will wait and see 🤔🤔😀

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plants

I have one and I am always getting them seeding and coming up shame you are on the other side of the World @hayleyaj😀🌷

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hayleyaj

@plants isn't it just! I'd love a few more of these. If I fail the first time, I will try again! 😂😂😜😃

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hayleyaj

Just loving the #autumn hue our lovely Acer has now, such a contrast the the bright cherry red she has in spring and early summer 💚😀

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Keely

Looks really healthy do you trim acers I've got 3 baby ones but not sure if I just leave them to grow naturally or trim them each year?

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hayleyaj

@keely I did in the spring for the first time as it had grown out of shape. We've had this one well over 8 years and it certainly did the trick! 😀

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Keely

Thanks Hayley my purple one getting out of shape so will prob do same in Spring just a wee bit 👍

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hayleyaj

Taken 3 years ago, before we did the garden and patio. Our #acer grew very tall and lost her leaves very early in the season. Next pic will be how she looks now, after I pruned her quite hard early spring this year

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Jasonsparkes1

I've just bought a little one of these, just 2ft high, not sure how it's gonna cope with the Yorkshire winter winds?

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hayleyaj

@Jasonsparkes1 sheltered position, if in a pot plenty of water daily during growing season. We had a few mishaps with ours in the early days, leaves dying after just appearing etc, but we persevered! 😀

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Jasonsparkes1

😮 We live on a hilltop, being sheltered is as rare as getting the sun 😀 they were on offer at homebase for £2.97, so I ought 3 different and figured it was worth a shot

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hayleyaj

@Jasonsparkes1 of course it is! They will tell you if they don't like the position. Nothing ventured! 😀

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susanhumphrey333

I've got two in pots. They are living but not thriving. Bought them about a year ago. Should I just be patient? Only about 2ft and 3ft tall. Yours is lovely 😀

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hayleyaj

@susanhumphrey333 hi Sue, make sure the pot is at least 3 times the rootball size (you may need to transplant again). Ours was only 2ft when we bought it and it's in the pot we bought at the same time, yes, it looked a bit lost then!! Ours is now about 12 years old. So yes, patients is key as is tlc. But you will be rewarded 😀👌

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hayleyaj

Patience even!! 😂

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susanhumphrey333

Thanks for the info. They are both in pots that look in proportion to their size so they're not big enough. Will definitely repot and try to be patient too 😀

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