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Bambra Street, Croydon

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published February 22nd 2021
A botanical bonanza along Bambra
Bambra Street starts at Diane Crescent and heads north for 400 metres to Barngeong Reserve, which boasts a playground.

playground
The playground at large image

Sitting upon the fence, near the playground, was Noisy Miner looking somewhat aggressive.

angry noisy miner.
Angry, aggressive, or both.

It turns to the west for another 400 metres and becomes a dead end after passing Lee Ann Crescent. It is not a dead-end for foot traffic as a landscaped path leads into the housing estate that was the former Croydon Golf Club.

dead end street
The end.


pathway
The path to the housing estate.

This street is a botanical bonanza with a number of different flowers observed in this easy walk, very suitable for wheelchairs.

Street sign
Our location.

Correa is a species of shrub that is endemic to south-eastern Australia. Its subtle lemon coloured blooms looked most unusual.

correa
These look delightful.

The beautifully coloured purple flowers of the Lasiandra shrub, which is a native of Brazil, are a delight to see.

lasiandra
Most attractive.

Liriope is a genus of low, grass-like, flowering plants from East Asia and Southeast Asia Another grass-like plant seen was the Swamp Fox Tail, which looked quite attractive.

Liriope
Liriope bush.


Swamp fox tail
A group of these Swamp Fox Tails wavering in the breeze were eye catching.

A blue and yellow picket fence caught my eye, as did a modern bluestone and metal fence.

picket fence
Very colourful.


iron fence
A modern fence.

A large bunch of brilliant red flowers were getting ready to escape over the aforementioned metal fence, while another plant found its way out of a wooden fence.

red flowers
Getting ready for a mass escape. .


escaped leaves
A budding escape.

Garden ornaments make interesting viewing. An angel sitting in a birdbath was one as did a long-abandoned bicycle.

Angel in birdbath
Angel in bird bath.


abandoned bike.
Abandoned.

A row of roses next to the front wall of one house, with a stone ornament, looked quite attractive.

row of roses
A row of roses.

A Scarborough Lily and a Canna Lily stood out with their brilliant red foliage.

Scarborough Lily
Scarborough Lily.


canna lilies
Canna lilies.

An Oleander tree showed off three beautiful pink flowers, their beauty belying their hidden poison. One of the many varieties of the Hebe bush was in flower.

oleander flowers
Oleander flowers are beautiful.


hebe bush
One of the many varieties of the Hebe genus.

Another flowering shrub was the tall Polygala plant.

polygala
Polygala shrub.

Two men and one dog were the only people encountered, although several people were enjoying the playground.

man walking.
Solo walker.


man & dog
Friends out walking.

An arrogant looking Magpie posed for me as did two Spotted Doves on an overhead wire.

magpie
A look of arrogance.


spotted doves
A pair of friendly Spotted Doves.


No walk would be complete without at least one daisy.

daisy
A single daisy.

Not many roses to stop and smell in Bambra Street, but numerous flowers to stop and look at.
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Why? Gorgeous flowers and plants.
When: anytime
Where: Bambra Street, Croydon. Melway map: 37. E.11.
Cost: Free
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