In the Garden

eggyg

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Been a gorgeous day today, been in the garden all afternoon. Just lying in it and reading my book, but I did take some up to date photos as everything is coming up beautifully. The flag iris and delphiniums are just peeping out, I particularly love the border they are in. Just waiting for the pink stocks to join them. The grape vine is casting much needed dappled shade over our patio, had a delightful lunch under there today. Lettuce just a week off being ready to be eaten! The wild border is full of meconopsis, yellow and a few orange ( just for you @Northerner ), aquailegia is sprouting everywhere courtesy of the birdies, the geum and foxgloves are just waiting to flower, and it all just looks so “cottagey” and as we have a cottage I’m happy with that. :)
 

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Robin

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I think my bronze acer got the frost last week. (we had -1 recorded on our neighbour's weather station). As you can see, half of it’s not bronze any more, but pale and desiccated. Luckily I'd taken all the veg seedlings indoors, and pulled the dahlias in pots up against the house wall.
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trophywench

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Oww, on behalf of the acer, Robin. Think you better trim the dead bits off about now when there's still time for new growth from what I remember about them.
 

Robin

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Oww, on behalf of the acer, Robin. Think you better trim the dead bits off about now when there's still time for new growth from what I remember about them.
The article I read said to crumble them off with your hands, but don’t cut into the stems because they bleed sap in Spring, then give it a gentle prune in the autumn. So I will try that, and put up with it looking a bit odd and twiggy on top this summer.:eek:
 

eggyg

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I think my bronze acer got the frost last week. (we had -1 recorded on our neighbour's weather station). As you can see, half of it’s not bronze any more, but pale and desiccated. Luckily I'd taken all the veg seedlings indoors, and pulled the dahlias in pots up against the house wall.
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I haven’t liked your post because it’s sad. I’ve always wanted an acer, any type, and look at them wistfully in other’s gardens. I must admit I didn’t know they were so delicate so probably a good job I haven’t got one! Hope you manage to rescue it. :(
 

Robin

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I haven’t liked your post because it’s sad. I’ve always wanted an acer, any type, and look at them wistfully in other’s gardens. I must admit I didn’t know they were so delicate so probably a good job I haven’t got one! Hope you manage to rescue it. :(
It’s survived 20 years without this happening, it’s fine if we get very low temperatures over the winter (we can get down to -10 here) when it hasn't got its leaves on, but it’s new tender growth was obviously susceptible to the mid-May air frost last week, which doesn’t happen very often.
 
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