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Eucalypt Drive, Lilydale

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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 September 5th 2021
You will be in daisy heaven
This 800 metre drive can only be accessed from Peppertree Way, which runs of Lakeview Drive in the Lakeview Estate.

Eucalypt Drive
Eucalypt Drive.

It is a colourful street with many mass displays of flowers, daisies, azaleas and camellias.

daisies
A multitude of daisies.
azaleas
Absolutely stunning.


azaleas
Also stunning.


camellia
More subtle colouring in these camellias.

More large displays of daisies had a nice backdrop of three earthenware pots full of flowers.

More daisies and flower pots in the same garden.
More daisies and flower pots in the same garden.


It's a newly established area with all wires underground giving an open fee,l as in early spring, the deciduous street trees had not sprouted leaves.

Eucalypt Drive
A quiet street.

Polygala bushes were in full bloom as were many hebe bushes.

polygala
Big bush, small flowers.


hebe bush
Some hebe bushes are very colourful.

Very few birds were seen, only a few magpies and one Indian myna, which I followed from lawn to roof top to departure.

magpie
Magpie in grass.


Indian myna
Same bird, three views.

Few birds but many bird baths decorated front gardens, with one playing host to a happy gnome.

bird baths.
Bird baths with happy gnome.

A most unusual pink tubular flower looks like a member of the heath genus.

pink flowers
Stunning.

An exotic looking cluster of small mauve flowers around a central hub looked most unusual.

purple flower
Also stunning.

A clump of daffodils, a bush of lavender and a verge planting of geraniums around the base of a street tree attracted attention.

flowers
Daffodils, lavender and geraniums.

Only one walking couple were seen on this short walk and no dogs were seen but several were heard as I passed.

walkers
The only walkers seen.

At the southern end of Eucalypt Drive is a walkway to Hull Road.

walkway
The walkway to Hull Road.

What is becoming popular in many quiet streets are portable basketball hoops on nature strips.

curbside basketball hoop.
Roadside basketball hoop.

An old fashioned tall lamp adorned one garden, while another flew an Australian flag. There were also some very nice landscaped gardens.

lamp, flag and garden
Lamp, flag and landscaped garden.


A bare-branched tree was the centrepiece of one garden surrounded by a garden bed of azaleas and clivias.

Tree with flowers at base.
Tree surrounded by azaleas and clivias.


clivia
Clivia flowers are also colourful.

Large trees in new areas are rare so a tall Norfolk Island pine stood out.

Norfolk Island pine.
The distinctive shape of a Norfolk Island pine.


A yellow daffodil blended in with some yellow daisies and a yellow daisy stood out among many white ones.

yellow flowers
A nice mix.

Several magnolia trees were in various stages of flowering and many banksia bushes were in their prime.

Magnolias
Magnolia blooms.


banksia
Banksia cone.

This is an easy walk and flower wise a colourful one, with a footpath on only one side.

Street sign
The location for colourful flowers.
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Why? It's a floral bonanza.
When: anytime
Where: Eucalypt Drive, Lilydale.
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Thank you for reading my article. The walks are double pleasure, nice gardens to photograph and easy exercise,
by Neil Follett (score: 3|3114) 18 days ago
Love Neil Follett's walks - I live in Brighton so I am not out that way very often, but love all the photos and gardens. Thank you
by PARAB (score: 0|2) 19 days ago
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