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By Bernieh


Australian native  (Planchonia careya)



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nice flower

14 Jan, 2009

 

Great close up Welcome to GoY

14 Jan, 2009

 

Fab looking flower..

14 Jan, 2009

 

Brilliant looking flower. Welcome to GOY.

15 Jan, 2009

 

Is that the cocky apple ( Planchonia careya ). It looks very similar to the flower I had on that native tree.

15 Jan, 2009

 

I just checked out your photo and it looks exactly the same - so I think it must be the cocky apple. Thanks!

15 Jan, 2009

 

Thats a very unusual flower Very striking

15 Jan, 2009

 

Oh good Bernieh. So you get the pear shaped apples on it too? It is a cocky apple because the cockatoes love the apples ( fruit ), green and oblong shaped. We had them growing on our property in Darwin. They are native to the North of Australia and they were also in our garden. I love the spring when there are fresh new green leaves and the flowers emerge. I reckognised it at once looking at your first photo here and thought, this person is from around here, lol! Here is the link for Milky and others to see the same tree with flower in Darwin.
http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/27070-planchonia-careya-cocky-apple/member/Marguerite

16 Jan, 2009

 

Yeah we do get the 'apples' although I've never tried to taste-test them.

16 Jan, 2009

 

Really unusual flower, lovely photo.

19 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks Sunblest. Yes they are a weird looking thing.

19 Jan, 2009

 

Bernieh:

This is a very pretty tree! I just read that they can be grown in So. California.
We do grow so many Australian native trees and plants...it's unbelievable.

7 Feb, 2009

 

Yes I find it astounding too that so many of what we consider Aussie plants grow so well elsewhere - but of course many of them originally came from other parts of the world anyway. The cocky apple grows wild where I live - it just pops up everywhere and while it sits unnoticed most of the year, when it flowers it does stand out.

7 Feb, 2009

 

Bernieh:

We grow more Eucalyptus species in California than any place in the World outside Australia. Almost every photo I take there's Eucalyptus trees in the background. It's pretty much thought of as a native tree and has naturalized everywhere except our highest mountains.

11 Feb, 2009

 

Its beautiful can they be grown in Wales (uk). If They can I wouldn't mind having a go they are loveley. by the way I've had a gander at your photos and I think they are marvellous. particularly the wallabies and the bush babies. Tref.

9 Apr, 2009

 

Hi Tref - I'm not sure about growing the Cocky Apple (Planchonia careya) over there. I know it grows up here in the northern parts of Queensland but I haven't heard about it growing anywhere else. You're right though it does have a rather unusual but beautiful flower.

10 Apr, 2009

 

Im slowly working my way through your photo's . I love you photos of your gardens and surrounding bush in dry and wet. We also get the sunbirds Nectarinia jugularis here , I love their nests ,my daughter/carer joined GOY as well , before me in fact ,she drew my attention to it Her name on GOYis Maggie P . She has posted pics . she is the picture taken as myself being disabled and paralyzed on my right side I cannot operate a camera.

15 Oct, 2009

 

Well it's great that you found this site Pitta - it's a lot of fun here. There's so many really friendly gardeners with a wealth of knowledge and information to share. I just love seeing all the plants and gardens from all the different corners of the world.
I had worked out that Maggie was perhaps your daughter - it's good to know there's someone there helping you out and providing some care. I've also checked out your website - just quickly - and you have a fabulous wet tropics garden. I bet it's a great source of pleasure for you. Will have to spend more time going through those photos.
As you can see from my photos - my garden is definitely in the dry tropics, and I'm out in bushland.
There's plenty of sunbirds around here and we've had their nests in some strange places over the years - they're quite amazing structures and built with such patience.

15 Oct, 2009



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