Maple Trees

One of the best things I've done (or tried to do) as a gardener is to introduce small ornamental Maples into my garden. Three have been planted in the Septic Tank Garden, and at the time of writing two are still growing well.

 A very subtle colour.
Maple in the Septic Tank Garden

The one in this above photograph came to me as a seedling grown by a gardening friend, and has been very slow to grow. At the moment it has the status of a teenager in the tree-world.

I planted a larger Maple very early on by the fence line. It lights up the autumn sky with its beautiful colours (see below).

 Beautiful in the sun!
Late Maple Colour