I’m afraid it’s not good news :-(

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  1. Luke’s Maples

    Luke’s Maples Generous Contributor

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    Hi everyone.

    Well, here I am again.. A very much heartbroken Luke faced with moving out and on to who knows where. It’s highly unlikely that wherever I end upI’ll be lucky enough to be able to accommodate my beloved collection of rare and beautiful Japanese Maples.

    I am going to take a picture of each tree, name itand put it near something for size reference.

    I have based costings (which are negotiable to apoint) on a number of factors. What I paid for them, how long I have had and cared for them. Each tree is happy and healthy and had been potted in to my preferred medium, which is peat/John Innes Ericaceous compost, washed potting grit andMelcourt mini propagating pine bark chips. They have been planted high in the pot and root flareexposed where possible. They have been meticulously cared for and no expense has beenspared. I didn’t buy these trees with the intention of selling them, so I have cared for them with a view of enjoying them for many years.

    If anybody has any questions please feel free to ask. And if you do buy a tree/trees from me I’d still be happy to offer any aftercare advice and help. This is my true passion in life and I’d like them to go to a go home.

    You can send me a personal message through this forum or contact me on my mobile phone.

    Luke 07557948638
     
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    Luke’s Maples Generous Contributor

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    Orange Dream £150
    Brown Sugar £120
    Orange Dream £40
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    Seuin Kaku £80
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    Burgundy Lace £65
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    Mystic Jewel £35
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    Aka Shigitatsu Sawa £60
    Autumn Moon £60

    Unfortunately I have to do these in batches of 20. Which isn’t a bad thing because it gives my back a little rest.
     

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    Okagami £65
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    As I said in our conversations on PM. I'm lost for words.

    'GOOD LUCK' Luke.


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  6. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Gosh, sorry to hear this Luke. Wishing you the best, and sending positive thoughts.
     
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    Thanks to you both. I have about another hundred to do tomorrow!
     

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    For the short while I have been on this forum, I have to say that I have very much enjoyed your postings. And I surely will miss seeing them when you move on. But perhaps you will be fortunate enough to be able to keep at least some of your prizes and regale us once again in future.
     
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    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    hey Luke. I really hate seeing this. i hope things getting better for you.
     
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    Large 100-120cm Acer Japanese Maple Trees - Orange Dream - Garden Plants (gardeningexpress.co.uk)
    For reasons I do not understand, copy and paste does not give a link per se, but if you google the address above you will see a 1 m Orange Dream for sale in the UK for £59.99. I happen to have one in my back garden about 3m tall.

    Buy Acer palmatum Shishigashira (Japanese Maple) in the UK (jacksonsnurseries.co.uk)
    I bought one of these last year for £29.99. It has a 10 cm trunk with three bushy upright branches to 50 cm, akin to what I think is Luke's right hand plant which may be 1 m (looking at Luke's sixth thumbnail down in the right column). I also have a fine 20 year old one on the front lawn, still only 1 m tall but bushier.

    N.B. I also in recent months get the copy and paste problem on the Cloud Appreciation Society Forum The Cloud Appreciation Society - Cloud Appreciation Society
     
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    Am slightly confused what this post has to do with Luke regrettably having to sell his collection…
     
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    Henderson’s… honestly, bloody predictive text. Was supposed to say ‘hence the bright pink variegation’ which to be honest I haven’t seen on any of the Extravaganza plants. Interesting.
     
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    Indeed Rich, I’m with you? I’m sure there’s no malice intended, but what are you trying to say. I’m hoping it’s hinting towards me selling them at good and reasonable prices?
     
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    Oh, shit happens...

    Do you think you can ship some to France so that I can keep them for you ? I mean for the price you're asking + shipping (damn stupid brexit that makes it worse for everyone now)

    La vie n'est pas un long fleuve tranquille...

    La vie continue, and I hope that you'll send us news from your new life. Courage !
     
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    They are a lot of work Alain, as they’re all in pots. If I thought getting them to you and you look after them until I’d sorted my own house out, I’d hire a 7.5 ton lorry and drive them down to you myself.
     
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    Still betting once in a while online...
     
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    That is now my complete list.

    I want to stress that if you’re interested in a tree but think the price is too high I will not be offended by you messaging me with an offer. I willing to let each one of these beautiful trees go for a little less than the asking price.

    I’m being forced out of my home because my landlady’s son wants to move back in. I really need these shifted as soon as possible.
    Last time this happened you were all really helpful and posted them onto different sites etc. Is there any chance whatsoever this could be done again. It did yield some success last time.

    Thanks to everyone and anyone for any help during this increasingly difficult position I find myself in.

    Hope, faith and kind regards to all.

    Luke
     
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    Shared on a couple of Facebook pages.
     
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    Thank you so much. If everyone passes these on to someone or somewhere I should hopefully have some luck. None yet :-(

    Thanks for your support.
     
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    Hi Luke - what a nightmare, sorry to hear this.. are you about tomorrow during the day at all?
     

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