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Colourful Acer Beni

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Many of you mention my acer which appears in loads of my pics. It is colourful as soon as the leaves appear in Spring until they drop in Autumn. I have had it for about 35 years. I bought it, along with another colourful acer, from a local garden centre which had a small, unhappy plant bay. the plants were much cheaper than the thriving ones. It, and its little less colourful friend were kept in big pots for many years until released in 1994 in my new garden. I remembered it was a Beni and a few years ago, at the N.E.C., I saw an acer that looked very like mine. It was Acer Palmatum Beni-Schichihenge. It’s so light and airy, I love it. It does occassionally have the odd little twig which reverts, but it is easy to remove. I have also had to remove the odd branch which threatens to impinge on the path, but it doesn’t object. Such an easy little tree.

Hope you all like it too. Stay safe and well, just thought …. that sounds a bit Star Treky (live long and prosper) Rain at last too, no watering again today yay!:-))

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That is a beautiful tree,Ba,and so is the rest of your garden,so much colour,and lovely plants fill every space..You have planned it so well,and it's a real credit to you..Still raining here too,but much needed..just been watching a baby Blackbird splashing around in the bird bath,so he/she is appreciating the rain too :o) x

7 Jun, 2020

 

It is a real focal point of your really lovely garden Ba and looks good from every angle. I like acers because you can see other plants through them as they don't take over. Yours is very special.

7 Jun, 2020

 

I love your Acer BA it's a real show stopper. Fancy you rescuing it from the Garden Centre's unhappy plants section. I wonder what they wold say if they could see it now.

I didn't have much success with Acers until a friend here on GoY sent me some seed to try. I now have a beautiful, delicate Acer growing happily bu my pond.

7 Jun, 2020

 

That's an attractive specimen, pretty shades. And your garden is a delight.
No sign of proper rain here for weeks; just a bit of a dribble yesterday which has had no effect at all.

7 Jun, 2020

 

Wow Anget, we've had thunder storms, hail and torrential rain ... oh and interspersed with bright sunshine:-)

7 Jun, 2020

 

Hi Sandra, I haven't had a baby blackbird yet which is a worry as I have blackbirds nesting in my ivy. Lots of baby starlings. I hope all the babies are ok:-)

7 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Chris, not done much gardening today though. Pulled out finished purple sensation alliums and decided (again) to dig the out as they take up a lot of room and look good for hardly any length of time. I might do it this year:-))

7 Jun, 2020

 

Hi Waddy, how long did it take from seed to get a noticeable bush? I have quite a few acers including orange dream which I thought held its colour. A little disappointing, but quite a pretty yellowish green. :-)

7 Jun, 2020

 

That is a wonderful specimen and you have some beautiful photos of it.

7 Jun, 2020

 

I love your tree B.A. and also the view down to your garden. I love the way you have it set out too !

7 Jun, 2020

 

All looking wonderful Ba . . . how well you've done to keep your Acer for so long ;)

7 Jun, 2020

 

It is a worry waiting to see the fledgings,Ba.,but I've only seen the one Blackbird as yet,and it came with a parent,to be fed,a couple of days ago.Today ,it has been fending for itself..although another one of similar brownish colouring came to day,but it looked like it's chest was a bit speckled,so wondered if it was a baby Thrush? I hope you see yours soon.:o) x

7 Jun, 2020

 

Its a beautiful interesting garden BA - lovely how you pass into different "rooms", with such a very pretty Acer as the focal point. I wish we could grow Acers but it is too windy here.

7 Jun, 2020

 

You have a beautiful garden Ba so much of interest to admire as one walks through, your acer is amazing, I lost a little one like that a few years back and could never remember the name of it, just that it had variegated leaves, so thankyou for that....I do like your seating area across from the pond, with the tree on the other side of the arch its really eye catching...
Lovely blog and photographs..

7 Jun, 2020

 

Hi BA, the seeds germinated very quickly, but only a couple lasted over the winter in the greenhouse (no heating) the following year I potted the best one on, but kept it in the greenhouse. The following spring, after the frosts had gone I planted it out. It's now well established and I plan to trim it when it lost its leaves this year as I don't want it to grow too big.

8 Jun, 2020

 

I love your tree BA and your garden is beautiful,I am going to look out for a Beni Acer.

8 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks SBG, I haven't seen it in anyone's garden, maybe it's rare? :-)

8 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Rose, I think it was made over in 2010, not sure, I'll have a look at my blogs to see if I'm right and indulge in nostalgia at the same time, something I'm doing a lot lately lol:-)

8 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Sheila, it will probably see me out although my Henry does use it as his public convenience. I believe acers like acid soil so should be ok :-)

8 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Waddy. I visited Fourseasons garden in Walsall, (I don't know if they are still GOY members) and they had hundreds of acers which they cut back two or three times a year. They were all lovely and healthy and this gave me confidence to prune when needed:-)

8 Jun, 2020

 

Still no baby blackbirds Sandra:-(

8 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Lincs, it's only a small garden, but could do with a full time gardener:-)

8 Jun, 2020

 

I got the idea of the different size circles off GOY, I can't remember who's it was, but I did say in my makeover blog years ago. Must have anither look. I think it's been a horrendously windy few years everywhere, but even worse where you are:-)

8 Jun, 2020

 

Really lovely June, I trimmed one of my maples last week as I know Fourseasons do it too from when they were on the TV :-))

8 Jun, 2020

 

really nice tree which goes with a very good looking garden

9 Jun, 2020

 

Beautiful tree and garden. Wonder if your blackbird babies have appeared yet. Fingers crossed.

10 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Davey, as the season advances it will become more out of control lol:-)

10 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Gee, not seen the blackbird babies yet, probably too late now. I don't know what's taken them:-( Perhaps, weather permitting, they'll have another go:-)

10 Jun, 2020

 

I remember who's garden shape inspired the circles now Stera, it was Louis, don't think he's on here now. Going to look:-)

10 Jun, 2020

 

I love your Acer and the way you have designed your garden. It all looks so beautiful.

12 Jun, 2020

 

Thank you Hb, it's only small and I know how lucky I am to have a garden. I would say it keeps me sane, but .... my family and friends would dispute that:-))

12 Jun, 2020

 

I totally agree with you BA, I would have gone completely nuts if I hadn't got my small garden during the lock-down.

15 Jun, 2020

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