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solly1961

Avid beginner gardener, recently landscaped garden (March 2020) with exciting new plants to nurture and watch grow

Callistemon Citrinus 'Crimson'

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solly1961

Good 🌄 morning all.. bottlebrush now in full bloom, certainly worth the wait.

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dan5584

I’ve never had any luck with these, I’ve had a couple and I just don’t get on with them! That’s a stunner! ❤️

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pelly

Morning Mark, it is ❤❤❤

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solly1961

Thanks, i think it just adores this weather and the hot spot it sits in. Plus the the attention it gets ❤ @dan5584 @pelly

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kez001uk

Beautiful ❤️❣️❤️

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solly1961

Thanks Kerry. Noted you had Hot Pink in your garden, that variety is on my wishlist. Looking forward to seeing it in all its glory @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@solly1961 I’m relying on Hot Pink to look great this year as I don’t think my red one will flower at all. A frost killed off the new growth and think I over-pruned 🙈

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solly1961

@kez001uk oh no, I'm sure your hot pink variety will deliver. Most stuff I've read says minimal pruning, whatever that means..

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kez001uk

@solly1961 I do hope so 😛 that’s good to know, thank you. I’m a bit heavy handed with secateurs at the best if times 😂

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solly1961

Morning ☁️ All. My #colourpop for today has exploded out if its protective home. Have a fab day.

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flof1952

Morning Mark (again). What a stunning photo ....fascinating flowers aren't they. Enjoy your day 👋😯❤

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sherrisgarden

Great capture 😍😍 #progress

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pelly

Super photo Mark 😍

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maldavis

Nice photo! They are so beautiful and not just when they're blooming.

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kez001uk

Brilliant detail ❤️ gorgeous photo ❤️

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solly1961

Thank you for those kind words @flof1952 @sherrisgarden @pelly @maldavis @kez001uk they are beautiful from bud to bloom.

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jeatacake

Going to look fabulous 👍

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sherrisgarden

You're very welcome 😀

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sho47

Love this Mark 😍now added to Wishlist @solly1961

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solly1961

It is wonderful shona @sho47 . Im now looking for another one but different shade of pink, like Callistemon viminalis 'Hot Pink'

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solly1961

Flower buds shedding their protective cover, must love this weather. Can't wait for this to flower

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kez001uk

Won’t be long now 😁

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solly1961

Last hour or so 🤔, dash of feathered red has started to appear. You might be right Kerry @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@solly1961 my pink one has m one bud that’s just done the same so was an educated guess 😉😂

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solly1961

Can't resist a Bottlebrush #macro , detail in this everlasting bud deserves a look-see #bottlebrush. Unsure of variety but all will be revealed soon..

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kez001uk

Great closeup! Love how soft the new growth feels 😜😂

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Keely

Wow superb pic 👌👌

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solly1961

Yes Kerry, the tip has a velvety feel compared to the armour texture of surrounding sides.. thanks @kez001uk @Keely

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Jasonsparkes1

Great picture

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solly1961

Thanks Jason, took a bit of time to find the right bloom. And as with all Macro shots, I'm always amazed at what you see in the detail @Jasonsparkes1

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solly1961

Morning All 🌄 fancy a Bottlebrush.. a prolific flower i hear. Can't wait to see as they've been in bud for so long..

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pelly

It won't be long by the looks of it ❤❤❤

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solly1961

Excited face🤗, hopefully Jane @pelly

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solly1961

Morning All Gter's beautiful sunny morning 🌞 #newgrowth #bottlebrush

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pelly

Afternoon Mark, it's lovely here too ☀☀☀

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solly1961

Afternoon Jane @pelly loving new growth day. The rains have given us an abundance of choice. 🌱

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