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Belmont Road East, Croydon South

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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 January 13th 2023
Worth the walk if the noisy miner is at home
Belmont Road East is a little undulating in a well-established area. It is a tree-lined, no through road running for 700 metres from Dorset Road.

Belmont Road East.
Tree-lined Belmont Road East.

The dominant flora along Belmont is agapanthus. They are at their floral peak with many stands in gardens and on verges, giving the opportunity for photos of individual blooms, both blue and white.

agapanthus
Stunning in groups.


agapanthus
Even more stunning up close.

Some nice individual blooms of roses presented themselves with a multitude of colours.

Roses
Many a splendid rose.

Many trees were in flower. An Illawarra flame tree and a jacaranda featured in two gardens and several melaleuca trees were on nature strips.

Illawarra flame tree & jacaranda.
Illawarra flame tree & jacaranda.


Melaleuca blossoms.
Melaleuca blossoms.

A white oleander had made a mass escape through a wire fence.

White oleander.
White oleander.

Older areas can be counted on to supply some interesting picket fences.

picket fences
Wood or metal, take your pick.

A noisy miner landed on the footpath nearby, then flew onto an adjacent fence before escaping to a close tree. It was joined by a second one and an interesting series of photos were taken.

Noisy miners.
Considered a pest, but I like them.

The only other avian activity seen were a spotted dove and a raven.

spotted dove & raven.
Spotted dove & raven.


Two of the bird baths seen were multi-tasking as a plant holder, and another was open for business but lacked water.

Bird baths.
Bird baths.

Some cute garden statues were seen as was a young lady hiding her modesty behind some grass.

Garden statues.
The cute and the modest.

Despite the warm day, several walkers were encountered but all the dogs stayed home.

Walkers.
The only pedestrians seen.

A huge mass of canna lilies allowed a couple of blooms to isolate for a photo.

Canna lilies.
Canna lilies.

Partway along Belmont Road is the large Belmont Park, featuring a playground, undercover picnic and bbq area.

Belmont Park.
Belmont Park.

An interesting ornament was an old bicycle. A bird motive wall hanging and an iron planter made nice visions.

Bike, iron planter and bird motif.
Bike, iron planter and bird motif.

A variation of a spoon garden was in one front yard, looking a little faded as the spoon village fad has passed.

spoon garden
Faded residents.

A particularly nice lavender was identified as a topped lavender.

Topped lavender.
A colourful topped lavender.

It is always nice to find new plants but not when my identification programme couldn't name them with any accuracy.

unidentified plant.
Unidentified bush.


Pink & yellow unidentified.
Pink & yellow unidentified.

Red flowers always stand out as a couple from the fuchsia family and the grevillea family did.

Fuchsias
Fuchsias.


Grevillea.
Grevilleas.

A colourful patch of ice flowers provided some ground cover, while individual specimens of iris, kangaroo paw and a magnolia flower added more enjoyment.

Ice flowers, iris, kangaroo paw & magnolia.
Ice flowers, iris, kangaroo paw & magnolia.

A short walkway from Belmont Road East joins Belmont Road West, but that is another article.

Walkway
Where east meets west.


Belmont Road.
A pleasant tree lined walk.


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Why? It's a nice walk.
When: Anytime
Where: Belmont road East, Croydon South. Melway map: 51. A.9.
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Your unidentified bush (white) is called pineapple plant.
by joanc (score: 1|27) 8 days ago
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