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Autumn Colour

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 11:13

Thanks David. Your's are also beautiful, they really are worth growing. mine will have to be re potted in the spring, as the last 2 bad winters have cracked the pot

 bjay - I think the variety is Garnet, but I have had it so long I can't be absolutely sure. If you google it and compare, it looks very much like it.

Thanks everyone for your interest.

Has anyone else got any Autumn colour to share?


Fork Handles

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 09:25

Where is everyone! Have you all decided to stay in bed this morning?

Gary, Jo and me have been up for hours.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 09:23

Nr Lincoln.

Good morning everyone.

Sorry you're not well Jo, it makes you feel miserable when you have a bad cold

Back to the weather... Still a bit murky, but the sun is trying to make an appearance.

A light breeze so it should blow the mist away.

Have a good day.


Autumn Colour

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 08:25

Thanks Bev and Dove.

I've had the Acer for about 12 years and it is in a really shady spot. It doesn't get any strong winds or direct sunlight, so I think that is why it does so well.


Fork Handles

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 08:19

Good morning all.

I'm back after a very busy day yesterday, not a spare moment or so it seemed. Shopping, visited GC to buy more daffodil bulbs. Wyevale are selling theirs at 25% off, but still not cheap. £2.99 for 12. but as everyone else seemed to have sold out I bought some.

I enjoyed GW last night, but as you say Gary, not quite the programme I expected.We have got 2 stepover apples in our veg garden as well as other fruit trees on small rootstocks,the advantage being that they don't block the light from the veg plot  we do get a good crop of apples from them and they are easier to prune etc, they are also a talking point when we have visitors. Not cheap to buy though.

We have got to empty a large dresser in the lounge and move it out as we are having the room re-skimmed next Friday, Oh what joy awaits. We have been putting it off for months, but the time has come to get on with it.

The daily paper has just arrived, so a quick cuppa with it and then must get stuck in. Might be back later if not buried under all the accumulated rubbish.

Have a good day


Autumn Colour

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 06:48

Hi everyone.

I thought you might be interested how much the foliage of my Acer Palmatum has changed during the past few days. Do you grow this type of Acer?. I would be interested to see any photos you have or any other Autumn colour would be good.


 This was taken July 2012


 Taken 19th October 2012



 It is just amazing how much change there has been over the last few days,. It's a shame to think that after we get the first hard frost, the leaves will drop, but I will enjoy it for a little while longer


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 22:34

Nr Lincoln.

In a word. GLOOMY- been a dull murky day. Lets hope tomorrow is brighter.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 17:57

Hi everyone.

Nr Lincoln.

Been a lovely Autumn day, warm sunshine. temp this afternoon 16.5c on the car thermometer. Don't know how accurate those things are but it felt nice and warm. A day without rain, marvellous. The trees are begining to look wonderful.


Fork Handles

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 10:53

Some years ago my late FIL had an allotment. He went to it one day to do some work and found a lady of eastern origin helping herself to his blackberries,. As you can imagine the air was blue, he raved on about it for weeks. Some people have absolutely no consciences what so ever. The trouble is that it makes you suspect everyone and trust no one.

Have a good day folks.


Fork Handles

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 15:00

I hate ironing but can't bare to see crumpled clothes, they never feel clean to me unless they have had an iron run over them. When our daughter was at home she used to iron the collar and cuffs of her blouses/shirts that she was wearing under a jumper. My husband is of the same opinion as Gary, can't see the point of it. As for Geoff comment, well, was that meant to provoke a response

I have just taken this pic of my Acer.

 This one was taken on 9th October, what a difference a few days makes in the colour of the leaves.

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