An acer of my very own

Tucked away at the back of the garden is this rather lovely acer:

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At least, I think it’s an acer. Trees are definitely my weak spot when it comes to plant identification.

I’ve caught it towards the end of the season, so it’s really starting to lose its leaves:

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But aren’t they beautiful? They get prettier the closer you look:

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This tree is right next to the old prunus stump, which is a blogpost for another day. It’s also on the weird gravel slope at the very back of the garden, which makes it difficult to tidy up those lovely leaves as they fall. Given its far-back position, though, maybe it’s high enough up to survive the great terracing that might one day occur….

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