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Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:44 am
by Pam
grevs1 wrote:
don't be shy pruning grevilleas.....the more you hack them the more flowers you get next flush.....just make sure you slowly get to the shape you want !!!
but don't let pam near it...we call her "edward scissorhands" here....... hahahahaha :lol:
she prunes everything..... no just joking !.... you turn away and half your plant is missing...... :lol: :lol:



How do you know? You won't LET me prune anything! Did you trim that synapheae yet? Otherwise I will do it for you - you KNOW it will do it good. :lol:

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:54 pm
by bottletree
I will train up on my callistemon, and the have a go at the grevillea.

My Glasshouse Country is flowering now -- you have that too, don't you Pam?

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:00 pm
by Pam
Yes, it's covered in buds now, and I noticed this morning, so is my Hinchinbrook - first time it has flowered since I planted it 3 or 4 years ago. :)

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:19 pm
by grevs1
bet you can't wait till the buds opening up !!!..always so exciting !
my little john is just starting...so cute.....
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meanwhile i did trim my bronze rambler back hard a few weeks ago.... so it only had a few flowers on but look how bushy and thick it is coming out now !
and we had to put a starpicket next to it as the terrible windgusts we are having nearly toppelt it over a few times....
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BZR

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:54 pm
by GoldenWattle
grevs1 wrote:we had to put a starpicket next to it as the terrible windgusts we are having nearly toppelt it over a few times....

I used a wooden stake and after some heavy winds, I used twine to tie it around the nearby gum tree. Those winds can be terrible!

Cheers,
GoldenWattle (#)

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:55 pm
by grevs1
those winds must been widespread alright !
luckily they seem to have eased of today...hurray !

think i told you guys that one of those gusts did snap my fireworks grevillea clear of........ i sure was devastated !....
it is sooo dry up here and fires are everywhere........ hubby was called out twice over the weekend..they sure had lots on her hands..fighting the fires in that terrible wind....... !!!
everything is drying out so fast.....we sure need rain badly !...today we do have a few clouds coming over..there is hope in sight maybe .....

all my other standards i planted finally in my garden are coming along nicely as i try to keep up the water to them and mulch them heavily..... ! so hopefully they will give me even a better show next season ! :)

this is one of mt new ones..a bon accord..its a low-graft
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its very much like the bonfire but small ..think would look ok on a stem as well to form a denser "mini-tree".... as it seems to flower a long time it is making a good show !

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:16 am
by bottletree
Hopefully you got some rain yesterday Grevs and Pam, Brisbane got quite a lot ;)

I agree with you Grevs - Bon Accord would look good as a small tree ;) I realise that some of varieties I ordered from Windyridge probably were best grafted... but I'll see how they go. If it rains too much this year, might find that my Bonfire and Lollypops cark it. :cry:

I put a seed-bell in my bottlebrush tree, and while I haven't seen any birds eating it, someone/thing has been have a nibble... still curious about what eat the seed... hmm. I need some cctv.

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:53 am
by Pam
bottletree wrote:Hopefully you got some rain yesterday Grevs and Pam, Brisbane got quite a lot ;)



Not a drop!

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:27 pm
by grevs1
hi..well we had about 5 min drizzle...just enough to settle the dust down...... :(

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:19 pm
by grevs1
hi all
today in one of the gardens we looked at was this lovely mature standard..thought i post it here so you guys can admire a fully grown one of "ruby red"
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Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:37 am
by GoldenWattle
This one is in my Top 5 of standard grevilleas - it's just lovely! Thanks for sharing this photo. :wink:

Cheers,
GoldenWattle (#)

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:11 pm
by grevs1
yes this sure is nice....
think all the standards really come into their own if you see a mature one.....!!!!

can't wait for mine to mature..... :D ..... will plant a few more into my paddock........!

GW..whats your other 4 top-ones ?????

boy it is soooooo muggy here at the moment and nearly 30 degrees.......... !! but we are getting a storm shortly i think..its already thundering !
doesn't help that i am trying to polish floors since yesterday and sweating my guts out......... !! good for loosing weight but....hahahaha
who needs a sauna alright..just do renovations in hot weather.....does the same.....! :-).... :lol:

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:23 pm
by GoldenWattle
grevs1 wrote:GW..whats your other 4 top-ones ?????


I'm liable to change my mind, but I can't go past the one I actually bought [bif], so the other three are:

    tenuiloba
    billy bonkers
    plurijuga

Cheers,
GoldenWattle (#)

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:40 pm
by grevs1
thanks GW

good selection..... :D ...i have to say i am quite impressed with the tenuiloba as you saw and it did flower for 5 months....i have to cut it back and give it a good dose of fertilizer to make it grow ..so hopefully next season it will look even more wonderful !..

my friends plurajuga just started flowering and the flowerspikes hang down nearly 1.5m to the ground....wonderful alright !!!!
mine is just starting to put flowerstems down,,so it will be a few weeks before blooms will appear..........
and the billy bonkers just flowers and flowers !

i realised that my red-flowering bif is still alive and actually has a flower hanging off it !! have to take a pic for you.....
i had cut it back to nearly groundlevel (is a low-graft) and it never came back for quite some months, but now....i was really surprised and happy to see it come back to life.....
just shows you ..not throwing stuff out quickly , is sometimes good after all..... :lol:

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:41 pm
by grevs1
look my autumn waterfall mini-standard ( 1m stem) is coming along great..starting to fill out slowly and form a nice head....
its in the ground for nearly 2 years now! i have to say the first year it didn't look flash at all but it sure is improving by the months !

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autumn waterfall

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:23 pm
by GoldenWattle
GoldenWattle wrote:I bought a G hookeriana Red Hooks over summer thinking it would be a nice 2m x 2m bush. Little did I know it would eventually become a small tree. When I saw what they look like at maturity, I thought I'd have to remove mine. Then, upon reflection, I thought to myself, [i][color=#0000FF]why not turn the Red Hooks into a standard

I tried a graft with bipinnatifida broad leaf form onto Red Hooks today. I used the parafilm this time instead of grafting tape. After a number of failed attempts, I'm not getting too excited, but the scion had plenty of buds on it, so I'm hopeful.

Pam wrote:I've only seen Ruby Red once (a grafted standard at Bummings) and thought it was lovely. You don't have it, do you Grevs? It might be one to add to the wish list from Changers Green?!

I went to Maranoa Gardens over the Christmas break and saw a Ruby Red and I have to say I thought the flowers looked more pink than red. Quite different to photos I'd seen. I thought the flowers looked more like Pink Candelabra.

I previously posted a photo on this thread of a photo I'd taken at Maranoa Gardens more than a year ago. When I was there over Christmas I looked for a tag which wasn't there when I photographed it - turns out it's a tenuiloba. It wasn't flowering, but it looked amazing back when I photographed it.

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Cheers,
GoldenWattle (#)

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:11 pm
by Pam
That's a gorgeous shot, GW

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:49 pm
by GoldenWattle
Pam wrote:That's a gorgeous shot, GW

Thanks Pam. I'd love to have one as a focal point in the garden... what a gorgeous specimen!

Cheers,
GoldenWattle (#)

Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:16 pm
by bottletree
Here is a very belated photo of my grevillea Fanfare standard. It is going very well, and is in the process of flowering again!

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Re: Grafted Grevillea Standards

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:56 am
by Pam
That's lovely BT. It will be even better when your neighbours decide they're sick of looking at just lawn.