[white.sakura] Grevillea

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[white.sakura] Grevillea

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Grevillea pinaster purchased from a garden nursery yesterday for $12.95.
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Re: [white.sakura] Grevillea

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Re: [white.sakura] Grevillea

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Thanks Ken :)

LOL I noticed a few other Grevilleas in the competition.

Never worked with one before so it will be interesting.

Height of this one from the soil is 27cm.
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Re: [white.sakura] Grevillea

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Didn't quite get around to repotting this one but did lift it higher in the pot.
Have cut it down a bit but only wired one branch so far ..
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Re: [white.sakura] Grevillea

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Bit more wiring and gave this one another hair cut at the start of January (except let the top grow obviously):
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Since then it's been growing nicely (top is now so heavy it leans) and has produced some flowers:
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Re: [white.sakura] Grevillea

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Back view.
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Re: [white.sakura] Grevillea

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Repotted trying to disturb the roots as little as possible, and a light trim since it's just starting to come into flower. Did cut off one of the heavier branches towards the top though.
The pot is actually a greener colour than shows up with the flash (was getting dark).
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Top view (before the cutting paste was applied)
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Re: [white.sakura] Grevillea

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This one hasn't grown as much as I'd like but I'm also nervous about changing things too much with it, never having had the species before, and hearing of tales of other grevilleas not surviving.
Unfortunately he's not in flower for these photos, the buds are just starting, but otherwise he appears healthy enough.
So while I'd have liked more growth (needs filling out in a few places to get a nice line), he has grown and this new growth needs to be wired down.
(Which is why at the top there appears a few 'pointy bits' out of place, will wire instead of cutting).
I'll keep him in this pot for now, unless it seems like he needs something larger to boost growth.
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