Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Red Bottle Brushes

The Callistemon (bottle brush plant) may be somewhat straggly in growth


but the unusual brilliant red flowers make up for it


Even though it is not a native British plant it attracts a lot of bees.
I wonder what bottle brush honey tastes like.
This coming Autumn I will try to cultivate some cuttings.


  1. I have never seen this plant before John - it is lovely - I shall read up about it. Windy and cold here in North Yorkshire.

  2. I think I'll give this plant a try, as I have seen it growing in gardens nearby.

  3. Yes, take some cuttings and get a swarm of bees. Oh, and a hive for them to live in.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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