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Broughton Avenue, 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 May 10th 2022
More birds than roses
This tree-lined 600 metre long avenue seems well-established by the number of tall palm trees in gardens.

Broughton Avenue.
Broughton Avenue.

Flowers would be the dominant feature of this walk with some colourful specimens vying for attention. A camellia and a polygala bush were the most colourful, closely followed by a protea and a yellow rose.

Camellia & polygala.
Both look nice up close.

Protea & rose.
Protea and yellow rose.

Autumn has definitely arrived showing its colours on many trees. It's a pity the leaves eventually fall off and leave bare tree branches, so enjoy them while you can.

Autumn leaves.
'Tis the season to be colourful.

Apart from the many deciduous trees, many evergreen cotoneaster and pittosporum bushes and trees were full of their red and orange berries.

Cotoneaster & pittosporum.
Cotoneaster - red, pittosporum - orange.

A very nice banksia bush and a single grevillea were the native plant representatives.

Banksia & grevillea.
The native representatives.

Six types of birds were seen, if you include the metal kookaburra. Others were a crow, mudlark, magpie, butcher bird and many Indian mynas.

Crow & kookaburra.
Black crow and rusty kookaburra.


Magpie, butcher bird & Indian mynas.
Magpie, butcher bird & Indian mynas.

Agapanthus are past their prime but a few individual ones are still flowering as are many geraniums.

Agapanthus and geranium.
Agapanthus and geranium.

Only one picket fence was seen but a picket gate which hasn't been opened for some time looked very rustic. A few small plants were escaping under a paling fence.

Picket fences and gates are fascinating as are escaped plants.

A couple of walkers were along the tree-lined avenue, one exercising and the other bringing home the shopping.

Walkers have a shady avenue to walk along.

A couple of the lily genus were growing. A Guernsey lily and an unidentified white variety.

The lilies of the avenue.

Succulents are becoming a popular low maintenance plant and many are seen in pots of all sizes.

succulents in pots.
Succulents gone to pot.

Not many garden ornaments were seen, just one garden lamp and a lonely statue.

garden lamp and statue.
Standing tall.

A red salvia and a variety of lavender rounded out the flora on this short but interesting walk.

Lavender & salvia.
Lavender & salvia.

Street sign
This is it.

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Why? Short walk, long enjoyment.
When: anytime
Where: Broughton Avenue, Croydon. Melways map: 50. H.1.
Cost: Free
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