Acer palmatum dissectum

Acer palmatum dissectum

Acer palmatum dissectum

Acer palpmatum Atropurpureum

Acer palpmatum Atropurpureum

Acer palmatum Atropurpureum

Acer griseum

Acer griseum

Acer griseum

These three acers are all in pots, at the bottom of the garden and effectively screened from the house by a miniature forest of boisterous bamboos and all manner of more traditional ever-greenery.

They form a backdrop to the thatched Breeze House (placed under the canopy of a huge Horse Chestnut tree, this is a cool place to sit and read, to eat and work in the summer months) and just now, though it is too cold to linger, the Acers are on fire!

I shan’t make it to Westonbirt Arboretum this year, but there is a little bit of the spirit of that place here at home – I’ve an Acer corrallina to bring home too, a large specimen – which will add even more drama to a chill, rainy November afternoon in years to come.

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