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laurataylor5

Only just started actively gardening and growing plants. Looking forward to seeing how they develop and learning lots along the way!

Callistemon Citrinus 'Splendens'

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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laurataylor5

Help!!! My poor bottlebrush didn’t take the winter weather well! Any advice greatly appreciated!

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mrsflowerpot

It may just have been scorched by frost, I would put it somewhere out of the way and make sure you keep it watered and fed for a month or so. It won’t bring life back into the leaves that have gone brown but with a bit of luck there will be new growth from where the old leaves have died off. 👍🏻👍🏻

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laurataylor5

Thank you. Pretty sure my bottlebrush doesn’t like Northern Ireland winters!

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ublaszko

There may be a way to scrape some of the bark and see if it's green underneath. As long as the stems are green underneath it's alive and will eventually recover.

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jendren

Oh dear Laura. Hope it comes back. I’m in Northern Ireland too - Belfast. There don’t seem to be too many of us on GT?

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laurataylor5

So yeah it was totally dead. 😟 but I have bought 2 bottlebrushes of differing varieties to replace it. They are doing well so far. 🤞🏻

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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laurataylor5

Starting to flower and looking much healthier!

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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laurataylor5

Help! We had our bottlebrush overwintering in the garage and it's been brought out now but it doesn't look good! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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flof1952

I would imagine a good tidy up, watering and feeding will make a difference Laura if it has been kept in a cool, dark place for months @laurataylor5 :)

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laurataylor5

Thank you. I'm new to the gardening stuff so I'm basically clueless! But I love bottlebrush so I want it to do well!

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hayleyaj

Fresh compost too and it'll be fine 😊

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