Check out this hedge of two different bottlebrush I recommended for a large garden, 'All Aglow' and 'Great Balls Of Fire'. The colour of the new growth after pruning rivals any exotic plant! Callistemon make great hedge plants as the old wood contains many dormant buds, so as long as they are healthy, the plants spring into life after pruning. There are terrific old and new cultivars available that have different flower and foliage colour and sizes, so you can get creative in your garden planning. How about teaming 'All Aglow' with bright pink flowers (pictured) with Little John which is shorter growing and has blue-green foliage and dark red flowers, and some White Anzac with white blooms? Callistemon are adaptable to a range of gardens situations too, and birds love the nectar rich flowers!
I have 'All Aglow' in tube pots and a few others available on my shop-
It seems a bit bright for my feed but I do hope you will indulge me as I introduce still alive roadside foragings to my grid. I do my bisque firing at home and travel to a friends for glaze firing together. It was glaze firing night Monday and recovery day Tuesday (after getting home at 1am that morning). Usually glaze firing week is exciting and fun, waiting to open the kiln and then checking out the treasures this amazing process can yield. But this week, the day after the firing I learnt of a tragic loss of life (see my previous post), and when I unpacked our kiln, I did it with a heavy heart. And then because I had the time, and because it brings me such joy, I deliberately spent time roadside foraging. And I do hope this doesnt sound ridiculous, but usually I spontaneously stop the car for a spot of foraging. But this time I deliberately did it a number of times on the way to pick the smalls up from school. And the mindfulness of foraging really struck me, and the need to make space for mindfulness practice in whatever form it may take. Because it is a soul healing space.
And in case you were wondering the little berries are salt bush, there is another random native in there at the back and the strange green things completely allude me but they seem to grow on roadside grass things at this time of the year. And I love them all. Happy weekend lovelies X Ilona ... oh and there are more kiln pretties to come soon X