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End-of-Spring Downunder: Planchonia careya (Cocky Apple) in bloom out in the bush

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End-of-Spring Downunder: Planchonia careya (Cocky Apple) in bloom out in the bush (Planchonia careya)



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gorgeous Bernieh. Is this the same as your avatar picture?

13 Nov, 2010

 

That is rather stunning!

13 Nov, 2010

 

What a lovely tree, does it flower for long?

13 Nov, 2010

 

Have to agree its so lovely.

13 Nov, 2010

 

Wow......

13 Nov, 2010

 

beautiful

13 Nov, 2010

 

Ta all!
Helen ... yes this is my avatar photo. It's native to my part of Oz and grows out in the bushland. It's not something you can buy at a nursery.
Drc ... the flowers open up in the early evening and drop by the next morning!!! Unless you know about this shrub, you would miss the flowers altogether. This year, after the rather wet 'dry' season we've had, all the Cocky Apples have been flowering quite madly.

13 Nov, 2010

 

Thanks B its a wonder you dont have 'rare flower twitchers' who camp over night?

14 Nov, 2010

 

Lol, Drc! That creates such a funny image in my head! I think the snakes, possums, dingo howls and other creepy crawlies out there in the bush would certainly produce a few twitching twitchers!

It is quite a rare flower as the area where this shrub is native is quite small ... given the dimensions of our great country. It's amazing to me that I lived in the city for around 25 years and never knew about these beauties until I moved out here closer to the bush!

15 Nov, 2010

 

I hadnt realized you moved from the city Bernieh must have been quite a testing time? What was the main difference you had to overcome?
I am curious about its name 'cocky apple' does it fruit?

15 Nov, 2010

 

Gorgeous!

15 Nov, 2010

 

Drc ... we're not that far from the city really, around 25 or 39 kilometres, but it certainly feels like a world away. The city is nestled on flat land close to the coastline, while we are in the foothills of the surrounding ranges and in the middle of the bush.

Probably the most 'testing' time was the adjustment my hubbie had to make because of the distance from his local watering hole! Of course he's found a new one out here! We have to travel a little bit to get to shopping centres, doctors, work etc., but it's not something that's makes us regret moving out here.

As for 'Cocky Apple' - yes these shrubs do fruit. The fruit looks a bit like a little apple and the cockatoos love them. So that's how they got that common name.

15 Nov, 2010

 

I think one makes more effort to get organised and socialise if its not all 'in your Lap' Bernieth? We live in a rural area and things are further away but I enjoy the peace and quiet but not on your scale though.

15 Nov, 2010

 

I know exactly what you mean, Drc. We make sure we do as much as possible when we're in the city ... big grocery buys and important errands all at the same time ... so we don't have to leave our home too often. It's a very relaxing and comfy place to be! I think I'll have to be dragged out of here kicking and screaming if the day comes when I need to move back closer to the city!!

16 Nov, 2010

 

May it be a long time coming B.

16 Nov, 2010

 

Sure hope so, Drc! :)

16 Nov, 2010

 

:)

16 Nov, 2010

 

Just catching up Bernieh and spotted this It is gorgeous......

17 Nov, 2010

 

Thanks Milky ... it's a great sight out in the bushland right now.

18 Nov, 2010



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