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bluefox23

Developing my knowledge all the time. I love growing plants: barely any space on my windowsills, nor on my patio as it's full of pots. #renting.

Callistemon Citrinus 'Splendens'

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bluefox23

#crimson #bottlebrush #splendens loving the sunny weather

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kez001uk

Stunning! ❤️ is this the one you had trouble with in the past?

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suerichards

Beautiful ❤️❤️

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bluefox23

@kez001uk it’s suddenly come into life! I’m a bit concerned that some of the branches are a bit too heavy due to poor pruning in the past but it’s full of flowers at the moment. Love it 😊 and it’s 5 years old @suerichards

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 great that it’s bounced back so well 😁 a good shaping after it flowers and you’ll have even more next year ❤️

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bluefox23

First #bottlebrush flower this year, quite late. #splendens #crimson

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bluefox23

#red new leaves on my #bottlebrush #splendens #crimson 24/08/19

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bluefox23

Mulched 27/10/19

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bluefox23

#bottlebrush #crimson #splendens #julyblooms 20/07/19

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kez001uk

Looks like you have more to come still 😍

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bluefox23

@kez001uk yep seems I have very staggered flower development!

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 extended flowering season 😉

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bluefox23

Love these two photos showing different flowers at different stages of opening up #bottlebrush #splendens #crimson look like thread being unwound! Or those red lace sweets!! 😋 So amazing. Sorry for similar images but I think they're fab!! 10/07/19

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bluefox23

Thanks @gardengirlla 😊

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bluefox23

Love these two photos showing different flowers at different stages of opening up #bottlebrush #splendens #crimson look like thread being unwound! Or those red lace sweets!! 😋 So amazing. Sorry for similar images but I think they're fab!! 10/07/19

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bluefox23

@kez001uk 🤗

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RollyRox

This is gorgeous, I need this one! 😍

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 I’m so glad it’s flowering 😁 and that colour ❤️ they’re so great at this strawberry laces stage 😂

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novicegardenlover

I see what you mean Alison. It reminds me of the way embroidery thread is wrapped.

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bluefox23

Thanks @RollyRox it’s amazing!!

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bluefox23

@kez001uk I bought some strawberry laces the other day!! 😋😂

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bluefox23

@novicegardenlover Yes just thought it looked cool!!

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bluefox23

Thanks @gardengirlla 😁

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 I haven’t seen them for years! Fancy some now though 😋

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bluefox23

#bottlebrush #splendens #crimson @kez001uk Progress!! 09/06/19

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kez001uk

Looking great! The flower stalks look big too ❤️

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bluefox23

Thanks I hope so!! Don’t know why I doubted it’d come good! 😂 @kez001uk

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bluefox23

Ooh Kerry look!! 👀 I think I was being impatient!! The other stems are a bit further behind this one but there is hope!! #crimson #bottlebrush #splendens 18/05/19 @kez001uk

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bandicoot

Love the smell of them when you bruise a leaf!

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kez001uk

Yessssss!!! Looking promising Alison 😛 a bit more sun and it’ll be flowering before you know it 😁

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bluefox23

@bandicoot not noticed that. Will have to go out and damage a leaf to see!! 😬😂

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bluefox23

@kez001uk I’m very relieved it’s still ok. Can’t wait to see it flowering again 😁

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bluefox23

@bandicoot I crushed a leaf earlier! 🙊 and you’re right, it does smell nice, possibly aniseedy?

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 it’ll be gorgeous once it does 😁

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bluefox23

@kez001uk We now have an operation date for my partner to have his kidney removed 😬 at the end of June if he agrees to go ahead with it. Been a long time getting to this point but making me very anxious now.

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 that’s great news! I can understand you being anxious, it’s all taken so long and you’ve been through a really tough time 😔 do you think he will have the surgery?

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 I can relate only too well at the moment as my nan, who is a few months from 5 years vowel cancer-free, has just found out she has breast cancer. It appears to be fully treatable but she’s 84 so it’s a worry

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bluefox23

@kez001uk I think he will have the surgery as it’s taking a big risk not to have the kidney removed, and chance that it is not cancer. Sorry to hear about your nan. Too many people are diagnosed with it. To be honest, I’m not sure I’m coping very well, and my health anxiety is starting to flare up, which concerns me that it might get worse the nearer the op gets, but I really don’t want to go back on medication, so I’ll be throwing myself into my garden to try and keep calm (and sane!)

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bluefox23

@kez001uk I hope your nan's treatment goes well 😘

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bluefox23

Repotted #bottlebrush #crimson #splendens 19/04/19

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kez001uk

Hope it’ll do better for you now it’s been rehoused 😉

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bluefox23

Thanks 🤞🏼 Think my lack of pruning is issue but I can’t believe how pot bound the roots were. @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 I’m never sure about pruning anything 🙈 that’s a great sign though, least it’s a strong one 😁

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bluefox23

Moved #bottlebrush to try and get a better photo of it!! @scaryskates 08/07/18 flowers seem to be going over quicker than I thought? #red

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grandmagizzy

That’s lovely - I got one last year another of my cut price bargains - in a pot about that size but it’s not doing anything other than staying alive 😳

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bluefox23

@grandmagizzy my mum has one bought at same time as mine, 3 years ago. Mine has grown and flowered each year. My mum's has grown leaves but this year flowered for first time since I bought it for her! We live in different parts of country and I don't know how she's cared for it! I've not paid to much attention to mine. But very bizarre!! 🤷‍♀️😊

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terrimclaughlin

Aren’t these just amazing 🤗🤗🤗🤗 yours looks sooo balanced and beautiful!!!!😊💕

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bluefox23

Thanks. I’m pleased that some of the branches have grown more than one new stem of leaves this year so will become more bushy! 😊 @terrimclaughlin

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bluefox23

Remulched 24/03/19 but really needs to be moved to a bigger pot

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bluefox23

#Bottlebrush #splendens #crimson

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bluefox23

28/06/18 first bottle brush flower to open. Hopefully several more to follow. 😊 #Bottlebrush #splendens #crimson

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gjones

Very pretty!

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bluefox23

Thanks. Love the fact it is quite unusual. 😊 @gjones

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bluefox23

#bottlebrush developing flowers. 😊. 03/06/18 #splendens #crimson

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bluefox23

@kez001uk this is how leaves and flowers developed on mine. 😊

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 aaaah much like on the tree I used to have! Great photo!

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bluefox23

Thanks Kerry! @kez001uk

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bluefox23

04/05/18 #bottlebrush starting to on develop new leaves or flowers. Can’t tell which/can’t remember what they do next! #splendens #crimson

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bluefox23

#Bottlebrush #splendens #crimson pot tidied and mulched

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