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Everard Road, Ringwood East

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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 July 8th 2021
These pokers are red hot
This 600 metre road runs from Whitehorse Road to Mt. Dandenong Road.

Everard Road.
Everard Road.

Everard Road.
Many parked cars at the Whitehorse Road end.

It is a very colourful road in more ways than one. Colourful camellias are a bright floral contribution.


Another one.

pink camellia
A pink one

pink camellia
Another pink one.

Another colourful contribution is a large display of red hot pokers, part of kniphofia genus, and native of Africa.

red hot pokers
Very colourful from afar.

red hot pokers
More colourful up close.

A colourful, non-floral contribution is a brightly painted fence on the corner of Old Lilydale Road. On the opposite corner is a shopping strip in Old Lilydale Road, including two cafes, giving a nice place for a coffee.

colourful fence
Almost every colour of the rainbow.

strip shops
The strip shops. Everard Road on extreme left.

It was a busy road with pedestrian traffic made up of a single walker, lady walking her dog and a mother with a pusher.

A single walker.
A single walker.

lady walking dog.
Out for a walk.

lady with pusher
Pushing ahead.

It is an older area with large blocks, only a few developed into multi residences, and many front fences, some interesting to look at.

An interesting fence.

Fences also mean escaped plants and flowers with brightens up dull fences.

escaped plant
Adding a bit of colour to a dull fence.

Very few birds were seen and only a wattle bird hiding in a tree was close enough to photograph.

wattle bird
Not their best angle.

At the Whitehorse Road end were several commercial operations. One had a nice garden bed next to the front wall and a bird nesting box in their landscaped garden.

Garden bed
Garden bed.

nesting box.
Home for our feathered friends.

A nice banksia bush had many mature flowers pointing skywards. While not wildly colourful, banksias have a certain beauty about them.

Nice in numbers.

Another bush full of purple berries was identified as a lily pilli tree, an Australian native.

lily pilli berries.
Lily pilli berries.

No garden would be complete without another popular Australian native, the grevillea.


A basket full of succulents, seen hanging from a tree branch, was a feature in one frontyard.

basket of succulents.
Hanging succulents.

Several azalea bushes were seen, with a white and pink example looking most attractive.


Very attractive.

An unidentified hairy lemon fluffy flower looked like a bottlebrush, but could not be positively identified.

hairy flower.
Looks nice.

A yellow daisy and a white lily were easily identified.

yellow daisy
Yellow daisies.

An easy wheelchair friendly walk with a colourful vista along the way.

road sign
Where you have been.
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Why? A colourful walk.
When: anytime
Where: Everard Road, Ringwood East. Melways map: 50. B.5.
Cost: Free
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The things you see. Remarkable.
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