Tuesday, March 14, 2017

From the garden

We have an old garden and things happen, John and I collected seeds from all over but especially when we went up to Queensland and some we had success with and others we didnt, there are quite a few rain forest trees some of which we have no idea what they are, but we do know that this is a Bunya pine but we cant remember if this was a seedling given to us or one we grew. At least 30 years ago any way. Yesterday John was astonished to find this huge cone on the ground and further investigation showed a few more, nothing to be seen on the tree itself. I remember at school we had a couple of huge Bunya trees and at certain times of the year we were forbidden to go near them as the cones fell and I think if you were hit by one would have quite easily been killed. So here we are, all those years later with one that has fruited. It is quite exciting, now we would like a few other interesting plants to flower. Our red cedar regularly flowers and fruits, would love the crow ash to do as well.


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

That is one cool cone!! It looks prickly.

Barry said...

P - a life long history and journeys in trees in your back yard - how precious is that. B