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westy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:18 am    Post subject: Hardy Acer For Windswept Donegal !! Reply with quote

hello all, just signed up to this great forum, have being reading for awhile, its nice to have our own Irish gardening site, well done lads

ive just bought my first home 2 years ago and have done a lot to the garden since moving in, recently a new house has been built next door and its slightly at a angle to mine which is also detached, i have made a lovely lawnsons cypress columnar hedge which should screen nicely in years to come. on the lawn beside it i want to plant 3 acer trees in a diamond affect design, (ornamental) i have picked up drummondii and brillianttissimum and im looking for something to complement these two, red or a yellow summer leafes would be ideal, any suggestions? it will need to be full hardy on a pretty exposed site.
i have looked at the bloodgood but it seems a little too dark, id like something a bit more firey Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WoW i'd just like to thank everyone for their quick replies, i was flabbergasted at the amount of people bombarding me with information on this subject
since i have posted this topic i have bought a tree, planted it, and it has grown about a foot, my cat has scraped it with his nails and i have beaten the x out of him and had to take him to the vet, ive also grown a beard and gotten married and divorced all in this time. To the 43 people who viewed, you're true gardeners with a vast amount of knowledge, i shall never trouble you and ask for your help on any subject again on this ghost town of a forum
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a change of form in just 7 days. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow a reply, out comes the mystery moderator with knowledge dripping out of his butt cheeks, how are you? nice day...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no need to get personal.
Westy, the tag line of this forum is " Where gardening shows you believe in tomorrow".
Tomorrow = patience.
Good luck with your search for a maple.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that's very civilised westy. You do know that we are not all here hitting our refresh key waiting for questions to be asked and jump immediately in with answers don't you? Even the biggest of forums have unanswered questions from time to time so just chill out.

Also FYI a simple thanks at the end of a question does wonders for getting answers.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to add my two pen'orth to this thread. Personally I prefer a forum where people reply with considered answers from personal experience. There are loads of forums out there where you can get a quick reply from someone who as just refered to a book and really has no more idea than you do yourself. Please! always give me considered answers, even if I have to wait a while.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westy wrote:
To the 43 people who viewed, you're true gardeners with a vast amount of knowledge


123 people have viewed as I post and all have seen what a bad mannered person you are. God help the Acer if it grows too slow for your liking.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi 'westy'. I also have just joined and find the site very good. In answer to your initial query, have you considered something other than an Acer? What about Gleditsia triacanthus (yellow/green leaves) or one of the mountain ash family which are really hardy and have autumn colour and winter berries for the wildlife. If you have your heart set on a maple, how about Acer griseum, the paperbark maple. The leaves are green but the trunk flakes and reveals the most wonderful shades of orange and rust to provide winter interest. Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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WoW i'd just like to thank everyone for their quick replies, i was flabbergasted at the amount of people bombarding me with information on this subject
since i have posted this topic i have bought a tree, planted it, and it has grown about a foot, my cat has scraped it with his nails and i have beaten the x out of him and had to take him to the vet, ive also grown a beard and gotten married and divorced all in this time. To the 43 people who viewed, you're true gardeners with a vast amount of knowledge, i shall never trouble you and ask for your help on any subject again on this ghost town of a forum


What an attitude, post a question in the height of holiday season and expect instant results, most people on this fourm are here to learn like yourself and share their own little bit of experience. The 43 people that viewed your question didn't know the answer.......Get over it.

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