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Acers and others (not all large!)

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Janey was saying she couldn’t grow Acers in her garden, so I thought I might try to change her mind. Several, like Shirasawanum Jordan are quite slow growing, especially if in pots.

The photos are all taken from above, obviously, so next time I will kneel down and take some horizontal shots to give a better idea :)

Coral Bark Acer


Acer Shirasawanum Jordan


Acer Emerald Lace


Mini Shirasawanum Jordan in its first year, just 12" high


Tree Peony (inherited, no name)


Mini garden, made this week!


Tulips with Primroses and Cowslips

Prunus Chocolate Ice – flowering for the first time!

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You have some lovely Acers. I have to grow them in pots, well I did for about 10yrs then the foul winter of 2011 killed them. I do have a red leaf one that has its first true leaves. So I am hoping to keep it for a long while.

13 Apr, 2020

 

Lovely selection of mini Acers,Sheila...there's also Little Princess which I have in a pot...very slow growth.
Mini garden is shown off well in the blue glazed pot.

13 Apr, 2020

 

Thanks Eileen, hope your Acer will stay safe.

Thank you Julia 🙂.

13 Apr, 2020

 

Lovely Sheila. My Acers are just beginning to break bud now, which is a lovely moment of the Spring isn't it. Emerald Lace is particularly lovely. That one would definitely not survive here. It is far too wind-prone. I find that the ones with the more sturdy leaves do better against frost and wind here. But of course it is the ones I can't grow that I most desire! lol! But we are all human :)

13 Apr, 2020

 

They had hardly any leaf a week ago, Karen, then with all the warmth and sunshine they grew a little more each day. This is my first year with Emerald Lace, but luckily it’s in a sheltered spot - thanks for the tip 🙂.

13 Apr, 2020

 

They are lovely your Acers Sheilabub yes you sure can grow them in pots I ve given my son two which are doing very well thats how I started all mine so yes Janey you can I ve always used ericaceous soil as this is what they like when taking them out the pot when its hoy to big I use to dig a much larger hole in the garden and fill the hole with ericaceous . The fine leaf ones like your emerald green one do not like the winds but the others are fine as long as they are watered. I have two one isfacing south facing but a windy spot the other is facing west I ve had them facing north too and those did ok.

Your prunus is delightful .

13 Apr, 2020

 

Tree peony is nice too Sheila...and mini garden. Won't it be good when the GC opens again and we can all go and treat ourselves to a lovely new pot! :)

13 Apr, 2020

 

Can't wait,K....
I even dream of doing that!...desperate for an obelisk.

13 Apr, 2020

 

Lovely pics, Sheila. They are a favourite of mine, it’s one thing I can grow and they seem to do well here in East Yorkshire, well in my garden!

13 Apr, 2020

 

Thanks Sheila!

Yours really are little beauties! I love the Coral Bark Acer, and Emerald Lace, particularly, such delicate foliage. The two I had, I planted in the garden in the shady side. The thing is sometimes the garden is like a wind tunnel, I think that was the problem and lack of sunlight.

But I can enjoy yours, through the seasons, and all the lovely ones in their autumn colour...:))

Love your mini garden, is that a little bonsai at the back there? X

13 Apr, 2020

 

I guess you’re right, Janey, Acers do hate wind. What a shame for you 🙁.
Yes, that’s a bonsai in the mini garden - I’ll have to make sure it doesn’t grow too much! I’ll take another photo when it’s a bit more established ... something I’ve always wanted to make, and suddenly I had all the right bits. x

13 Apr, 2020

 

Thanks Thrupenny and Kate!

13 Apr, 2020

 

😊 your welcome Sheilabub.

13 Apr, 2020

 

I love your collection of Acers Sheila ... such varied foliage to them. I only have one now, 'Orange Dream', in a pot and have failed, over the years, to keep two dark purple ones growing. Lovely photos ... :o)

14 Apr, 2020

 

Thank you Shirley . . . I do love them, and the fact that their leaves gradually change colour culminating in that incredible blaze in Autumn. Such a shame that you lost your purple ones 🙁.

14 Apr, 2020

 

Sheila, especially as the first one was a Fathers Day gift ... then the replacement I bought died off ... :o((

14 Apr, 2020

 

What a fabulous collection of Acer! I didn't have any luck with them until a couple of years ago when a kind friend on GoY sent me some seeds. I now had a beautiful one, planted in a sheltered spot.

14 Apr, 2020

 

That’s really upsetting Shirley - so sorry.

Hi Waddy - great to see you again - thanks! You’ve done very well to grow an Acer from seed: I thought they took ages to germinate?

14 Apr, 2020

 

I must have been very lucky I guess, Sheila. I was given lots of different seeds, but only the one came good. Stay Safe x

15 Apr, 2020

 

Lovely blog. I love the Coral bark Acer. I'd love to grow one ( in a pot) but I'd be most upset if I lost it to wind or frost.
I seem to lose quite a few plants & they aren't cheap to buy. My Sedum Mr Budd has not come through the winter & the Gaura seems to be struggling a bit, it might pick up a bit when summer comes!

17 Apr, 2020

 

Hope your Gaura succeeds Feverfew.

17 Apr, 2020

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