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David

Loving other people's gardens on GT and with a little help from the community I hope to one day love my own!

Callistemon Citrinus 'Crimson'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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David

Another summer bloomer starting to show its colours today 😍

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valjones-hughes

Lovely, lost mine to the wind in the winter🙁

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David

Oh that's sad Val sorry to hear that 🙁 @valjones-hughes

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tina

Lovely David ❤

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juliesgarden

Mines fantastic this year David ❤️❤️

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Shephes

That's a surprise. A Little Aussie native on the other side of the world. It's a bird favourite here, what do your birds think of it? Beautiful photo

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lisa868

Still waiting for mine to open, I've never seen a bird on mine @Shephes will be watching from now on. Great shot David.

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Shephes

Maybe not to the liking of UK birds @lisa868 but the flower is a beauty

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David

@Shephes I agree with @lisa868 the birds don't seem to pay much attention to it strangely! These plants are definitely on the increase in the UK and seem to do well in the cooler climate, although probably don't flower as long. Only about 3 weeks usually.

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holyandme123

Hi I have just ordered on eBay any tips would help please x

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David

Hi @holyandme123 👋🏼 I'm afraid I don't have a lot of advice as my plants (I have 2, a full size and a dwarf variety) have always been trouble free and look after themselves! If you look through my history of images for this plant (slide the image left) you'll see I got some advice on pruning which worked well but I guess you are some way off needing to prune!

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2015
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David

I am posting this for posterity! Having hacked about half of the growth out of my bottle brush bush I am worried for its future!! It does look so much better though. I just hope it flowers again! Fingers crossed... 🙏🏼

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David

Thank you @joanboston for your advice on this! I went a little further than you suggested (it's hard to stop once you get going!) but hopefully it will be fine? 😁🙏🏼

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fuschia

I had one once but sadly my dogs killed it off. I have seen one on the island though and it is beautiful. It was the centre piece to the garden. Hope yours survives 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

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justin

Struth you went to the Barbers on that one! Short back and sides indeed. Fingers crossed it'll be ok 👍

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juliesgarden

I have 2 of these but only babies at the minute , I had a big one before and it came back fine after I gave it a good haircut @David 👍👍

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joanboston

Hope so @David

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kathy

You have mild climate so I wouldn't think it will come to much harm😊

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wend

My Mum and Dad have one that seemed dead after a hard winter. We cut it back hard and it's been better than ever over the last two years since then. It's produced loads of flowers this summer and kept the bees happy for months.

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David

That's very reassuring @wend and @juliesgarden thank you!

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krishnahairdo

I have mine in a large pot, ive given it more than a trim 😁do hope ive not butchered it! @david

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brightcolours

How's it doing? I've seen bottlebrush that has recovered from even more drastic pruning. 😊

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brightcolours

You could always try and strike some cuttings from the prunings next time.

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2015
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David

Does anyone know much about pruning bottle brush trees? This one has become a monster over the years and now we can't grow anything in the veg plot underneath it. Its just finished flowering and i would love to take at least half of it away! Is now a good time and do you think it would cope with a heavy prune? Thank you GT friends!

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joanboston

What a lovely problem ti have! Over the next three years cut out a third of branches starting with oldest branches first. Should rejuvinate it. Drastic I know.

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joanboston

After flowering has finished

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David

@joanboston Thank you Joan that's great advice! You are right she is a beauty and over 30 years old now! Shame I have to prune her really but we don't have a big garden. So that's my gardening for the weekend sorted! Thanks again 🙏🏼 David

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linfoster

For the weekend??? Your having a laugh david 😂 also id like to add that the roots will have spread a long way so it nay be pointless having a veg patch near them as they will suck every drop of moisture and goodness in the soil?😟

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David

That's a good point @linfoster and might explain why the veggies didn't do well the last few years. Hence we didn't bother this year. I have also been thinking about decking that area so i think that's my decision made! So that's Sunday's job sorted then 😂

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linfoster

You could just take down the tree and then your garden would be a big world!?😏

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David

I did think about that also Lin but slide left on the images above and you'll see why I cant bring myself to do that... It was beautiful this year! @linfoster

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linfoster

It looks like it also makes your home a bit dsrk but i get your point 😅

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junebensted

You get so attached ! Don't you ?

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2015
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justin

The best free gardening app I have ever used. My garden is flourishing!

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brightcolours

#red #bottlebrush #oznative

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2015
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David

This is looking fabulous this year, but needs cutting back!

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linfoster

Is it beautiful david ☺️

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ania

Familiar view 😊. Very common in Australia.

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David

Not very common up here Anna although I do have 2 in my garden! I would love to see these blooming Australia someday... @ania

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brightcolours

Gorgeous!

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cazz47

Oh wow!! That's amazing @David your so lucky to be able to have one of these 👍

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