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Colours of the Sangokaku

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Come with me on a 3 year tour of the changing leaves of the Sangokaku.

From the bare stems at the start of the year

Lets mix up the three years but keep them by month.
Last year the leaves were quite small and red/pink and so gave it an even bigger pot toward the end of last year.
So this year got nice big green leaves which have now turned yellow.

April

May

June

September

October

November

Hope you enjoyed : )

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I am stunned!! it is just beautiful, so many colours!! i could have a garden full of those! as it is i have one ~ nothing like as good as this in fact im going outside to check the label ~ as soon as its light!!

27 Oct, 2011

 

Every year has been different and you really notice the difference. If I won the pools yes imagine an orchard of these!!

27 Oct, 2011

 

you could open it to the public and buy more lottery tickets with the takings!!!

it would make me very happy to look out on a collection or even one of these!!!
im rather doubting that mine is the same sort.
guess what ~ im making chutney!!!

27 Oct, 2011

 

Enjoyed looking through your photos. You are certainly getting your money's worth .... so much variety in the colouring of this lovely acer. I really must make a decision on which two to get for our garden. There was a fascinating one in a GC we visited last weekend, which was actually two different acers grafted onto one stem right at the bottom, & the stems were twisted around one another all the way to the top, where one half of the tree was green acer & the other half was one of the reddish-pink varieties. My OH was really taken with it, but it was already as big as it would grow, at about four feet tall in the pot, & would only get a bit more spread at the top .... it was done as a standard, as the twisted/spiralled stem was a feature in itself. Fascinating. All the acers are beautiful & yours is doing very well.

27 Oct, 2011

 

That is really special I love all its changing colours..

27 Oct, 2011

 

I thought chutney may come into this blog sooner than later.
Love November.
I have made one chutney and one pickle in my life.....think I will stick to making mosaics, eating only Stephano's chutney, walking my dogs, finding the last fresh hazelnut, drinking wine and disliking my new phone (sorry to harp on about that!)

27 Oct, 2011

 

just stunning, me thinks I must get some more of these, oh good another excuse to go to the garden centre..

27 Oct, 2011

 

i tried to be good but stevie put the blog on just as i was half way through the chopping!!!
i like that list of things lulu ~ stevie's chutney, mosaics, walking, fresh hazelnut, wine ~ all good!! how about a warm fire? oh and i could do with a good recommendation for good cheese now!!!

whoooooops! lulu we will be in trouble again ~ we are supposed to be listening to stevie and looking at his pictures.

27 Oct, 2011

 

warm fire lit, can't get near it because of dogs!
A good cheese, what kind of cheese....hard, soft, goat, cow, sheep..........blue? Hallumi? To go with tomatoes? In a salad? Anyways why on Goy, You's meant to be chopping!
ps, sorry Stevie..........nice Acer!

27 Oct, 2011

 

done the chopping now ~ its simmering and stinking the kitchen out!!
um probably a hard cheese but not definitely ~ it needs to go with my pear, apple and walnut chutney.
i will eat my chutney looking at pictures of acers!!

you know what ~ stevie is going to make us do a penance and write to the WI again.

27 Oct, 2011

 

hmmm cheese in chutney, new one on me.........a flavoursome Cheddar or my old favourite, parmigiana?

27 Oct, 2011

 

love parmesan, i think the cheddar is good. not in my chutney but with it.

27 Oct, 2011

 

Good blog Stevie, absolutely stunning colours

27 Oct, 2011

 

She is lovely Stevie - and changing constantly...No wonder you adore her so much, lol. Love the fly on the leaf. And autumn dresses - amazing... And she just loves her bigger pot.
Sorry - no comments from me on chutney - prefer digging in the garden to cooking;-)
How about Welsh cheddar girls?

27 Oct, 2011

 

welsh cheddar is good!

27 Oct, 2011

 

Wow Stevie, how you must love this little tree, all those different shades to enjoy, such pretty leaves too, it's gorgeous! I'm going to look out for one of these!!

27 Oct, 2011

 

sounds very good kasy ~ thanks.

27 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks folks, It just dawned on me that I had various pics of this lovely acer over three years, each of which were quite different, like a story of prevailing conditions affecting the background aesthetic. OR, something pleasing to look at whilst having a discussion about oh I dont know...mosaics, eating chutney, walking dogs, the last fresh hazelnut, drinking wine, disliking a new phone, a warm fire, a good cheese, a cuddly toy.
Pear, apple and walnut chutney ST! sounds lovely : )

27 Oct, 2011

 

stevie can you come and rescue it ~ the liquid seems too thin!!!

i looked on the supermarket shelves to find ideas ~ saw pear and walnut so i thought i would start with that, then added apple ~ found recipe on google.

27 Oct, 2011

 

No onion in it ST?, maybe add a tad more sugar!

27 Oct, 2011

 

yes 2 onions, i have boiled it fast now and have to hope for the best ~ got to go to bed cos up at 5 tomorrow ~ the house stinks!!!!

27 Oct, 2011

 

For mine I only bought to the boil a tad then simmered for an hour or so on a low heat, maybe you've killed it ST.
But if you jar it and leave it it can only get better over a few weeks : /

27 Oct, 2011

 

just have to hope. its been simmering for well over an hour.
thanks anyway.

im sure there should be a pickle party now!!!

27 Oct, 2011

 

You can throw in a phone if you like.

27 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely I am pickled myself had a couple of large scotch and cokes after not achieving my goal lol:)

27 Oct, 2011

 

the last three close up photos S the T, beautiful.

28 Oct, 2011

 

What a beautiful tree! The colours are stunning.

28 Oct, 2011

 

Brill photos lovely tree.

28 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely to see the colour of the changing leaves....

28 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks folks. Bamps, those were in November of the first year I think when it had alot of green in spring. Seems to be Green, mix then yellow in a good growing year and small green to orange/red to pink in a slow dryer year

28 Oct, 2011

 

Beautiful Steve. So pleased I have one now, only got it last autumn so lots to look forward to.

28 Oct, 2011

 

Stunning!

28 Oct, 2011

 

I really must try and get to Westonbirt these next few days, camera in hand.

29 Oct, 2011

 

November, Wow! Fab photos, wonderful tree.

30 Oct, 2011

 

That was November last year so the process was a bit later I think. The odd leaf is falling now and I wonder if there will be any sun this November

30 Oct, 2011

 

What a beautiful tree. So healthy.
I love the orchard idea. There was an acer garden at Chelsea flower show, designed by a Japanese man, have you seen it Stevie?

1 Nov, 2011

 

Yes I think I saw that one (not in person) but I do like nearly all the Japanese gardens

1 Nov, 2011

 

So enjoyed that Stevie. As you know, I love this plant and I thought of doing a blog on these lines myself. However, I'm glad you did it because mine is in a quite a shady place so doesn't colour up quite as well as yours...beautiful!

25 Nov, 2011

 

its like having about 5 trees in one!!!

17 Apr, 2012

 

It is an amazing tree Sticki. I have mine out of sight of the house which is a pity really as the winter colour of the stems is breathtaking.

17 Apr, 2012

 

i would have to move my house!!!!

is this only three years old stevie?

17 Apr, 2012

 

no the photos were over 3 and a bit years, it was just under halfway up the window when i got it

17 Apr, 2012

 

about 5 years old then???

i have some lovely acers but i dont have this one. its like a show all by itself ~ beautiful

17 Apr, 2012

 

um confession time!!

the acer in the middle of the flower bed right outside my kitchen window is .........guess what.............sangokaku!!!!
had it 3 years i think but it doesnt look anything like as good as this. :-( [still love it though]

18 Apr, 2012

 

What a great set of pictures and a very photogenic tree! I just got my Coral bark maple this Spring and knew it would look nice year round but never thought the fall color could look that nice. Thanks for sharing them, I can't wait to see what mine does now!

2 Oct, 2012

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