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Old Apr 6th 2020, 6:08 pm
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It looks quite different to my bottlebrush in Portugal, stalk and leaf-wise...... yours looks almost succulent-like

This isn't mine, but it's the same..... mine grows a bit "leggy" and SWMBO isn't a fan..... I think because she considers it a bit useless alongside its neighbouring Pomegranate, Pear and Plum trees. I just love the almost constant colour.
That is the same as our full grown trees. We have them around our gazebo and along our drive. The ones on my picture are miniature ones. They are called bottle brush but the red flowering part really isn't very brush like!
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Old Apr 6th 2020, 6:13 pm
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It looks quite different to my bottlebrush in Portugal, stalk and leaf-wise...... yours looks almost succulent-like

This isn't mine, but it's the same..... mine grows a bit "leggy" and SWMBO isn't a fan..... I think because she considers it a bit useless alongside its neighbouring Pomegranate, Pear and Plum trees. I just love the almost constant colour.
That is the same as our full grown trees. We have them around our gazebo and along our drive. The ones on my picture are miniature ones. They are called bottle brush but the red flowering part really isn't very brush like!

These are the ones like yours. ( They have been trimmed down since this picture)
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The Milky Way in all its magnificent glory.
Honest !

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Originally Posted by Sugarmooma View Post
Yes son, you are correct! It is a mini bottle brush. We have about 10 of the larger growing trees on our lots that are just starting to bud. They are great for bees and butterflies and humming birds.
Hay ma! i love to see a picture of the hummingbirds on the bottle brush that would look great.Is that a hedge of bottlebrush you got growing there.Where we live in the valley it is all rock and when we garden we have to buy dirt in to plant,on our front wall there is a wisteria we have put wires on the finca in which we live to encourage it to grow along the walls and it goes mad this time of year.We get lots of bees and butterflies on that, but no hummingbirds.
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You ate it, didn't you. I love Milky Ways
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Old Apr 7th 2020, 2:23 pm
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You ate it, didn't you. I love Milky Ways
I used to..... when they were the non-caramel part of a Mars bar. Then they changed......
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The Milky Way in all its magnificent glory.
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I just tried to brush a couple of spots away.
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Old Apr 12th 2020, 2:29 pm
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Alentejo Spring..... one of the two.
"Saudades" are not only felt by the Portuguese.....
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Saw this when we were out walking today...probably 40+ floors up.



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More amphibious life in my water tank - a marbled newt this time, I believe. I love the nonchalant hind-foot wave he's giving the camera :

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More amphibious life in my water tank - a marbled newt this time, I believe. I love the nonchalant hind-foot wave he's giving the camera :


Newts - Red Eric and Red Ken. Must be a thing.


I quite like them - they are strange, prehistoric creatures.
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Newts - Red Eric and Red Ken. Must be a thing.


I quite like them - they are strange, prehistoric creatures.
There's nothing prehistoric about me
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There's nothing prehistoric about me
Look, it beats being a tadpole. Now those things really are peculiar.
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"Just when you thoughjt it was safe to go back into the Garden"......doodoo, doodoo, doodooo, doodoodooooo

The recent rain brought all the pets out!
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"Just when you thoughjt it was safe to go back into the Garden"......doodoo, doodoo, doodooo, doodoodooooo

The recent rain brought all the pets out!

I'm guessing that's not Suffolk.
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