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Belmont Road West, 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 21st 2023
Say hello back to the fence
Belmont Road West runs off Bayswater Road for almost one kilometre.

Belmont Road West.
Belmont Road West.

It is a well-established area with large blocks with front fences of pickets, wire, wood and brick.

picket fences.
Picket fences.


wire fence.
Wire fence.

A very picturesque corner block features a white picket fence, a gate almost overgrown with foliage. It's little scenes like this that give extra pleasure to a street walk.

Picket fence and garden.
Picket fence and garden.

Many blocks had been developed into units, but not noticeably so. With well-established areas come well-established gardens with jacaranda, magnolia and oleander trees.

Jacaranda
Jacaranda.


Magnolia.
Magnolia.


oleander.
Oleander.

Flowers dominate most gardens with roses being prominent, closely followed by agapanthus. Many clumps and individual ones were seen.



Agapanthus and bee.
I like agapanthus and so do bees.



Very colourful were a group of red-hot pokers, visible from many house blocks away. Another colourful flower was a brilliant red poppy.

Red hot pokers.
Red hot pokers.



Many bird baths, both old and new were featured in gardens.

Bird baths.
Always nice to see.

Despite the abundance of foliage, not many birds were seen. A couple of ravens preferred roofs and overhead wires as did a spotted dove. A noisy miner and a wattlebird took refuge in trees.



Spotted dove, noisy miner & wattlebird.
Spotted dove, noisy miner & wattlebird.

An eagle and a flamingo were two non-flying birds resident in two gardens.

Eagle & flamingo.
The eagle and flamingo have landed.

Non-flowering plants seem popular as they are very low maintenance. Several aeoniums and an asparagus fern fitted that category as did some cacti and prickly pears.



Asparagus fern.
Asparagus fern.



With high fences come high gates and two were seen. A friendly picket fence was sighted with 'hello there' painted on one picket.

gates
Tall gates.


Friendly picket fence.
Friendly picket fence.

A few salvias and a colourful Hawaiian hibiscus were growing along with daisies.

Salvia & Hawaiian hibiscus.
Salvia & Hawaiian hibiscus.


Daisies.
Daisies.

A few people were about, on foot, and bicycle. A postman was delivering mail from his quiet electric tricycle.

Walker, cyclist and postman.
Walker, cyclist and postman.

Some small garden statuettes were spied in many gardens. I liked the dog sign.

Garden statuettes.
Garden statuettes.

More flowers were seen: a crassula plant, many grevilleas and canna lilies. A member of the lamiaceae genus, a plumbago plant and a potato bush looked nice, as did a junior bottlebrush, gaura flower, thistle and an iris.

Crassula plant.
Crassula plant.


Grevilleas.
Grevilleas.


Canna lilies.
Canna lilies.


Plumbago and potato bush.
Lamiaceae genus, plumbago and potato bush.


Bottlebrush, gaura flower, thistle and iris.
Bottlebrush, gaura flower, thistle and iris.

Several unidentified plants and flowers added to the floral displays on offer.

flowers
The un-identified specimens.

Like Belmont Road East, Belmont Road West are no through roads, although it appears that they both were once joined. Where east meets west there is a pedestrian thoroughfare with access to the unnamed South Croydon Park.

End of Belmont.
The end of Belmont road West, pedestrian walk through and park.

It's an easy walk, suitable for wheelchairs and has a nostalgic feel to it.



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Why? It's a great walk.
When: Anytime
Where: Belmond Road West, Croydon South. Melway map: 50. G.8.
Cost: free
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Lovely article and photos, thank you once again.
by don_t (score: 2|104) 5 days ago
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