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Felix Crescent, Ringwood North

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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 April 3rd 2021
A walk on the botanical side
Felix Crescent meanders and undulates for 1.2 kms. It is truly a botanical experience with the variety of flora encountered.

felix crescent
Felix Crescent.

It runs from Aurum Crescent to Evelyn Road. Just in from the Aurum Cr. end, on a grassy open area is a street library. Behind the library is a park bench where you can sit and read your selected book.

Street library.
The street library.

Street library & seat.
The bench seat behind the library.

A couple of noisy miners were feeding in the grassy area.

noisy miner
One of the noisy miners.

Colourful flowers were most noticeable. A Chinese Lantern, Hibiscus and the extremely colourful Queen's Tears were the winners here.

chinese lantern flower.
The Chinese Lanterns.

Beautiful Hibiscus.

Queens tears.
Queens Tears.

A wishing well-adorned one garden and makes a good planter box, even though a bucket hovers.

wishing well
Someone must have wished it to full up .

Other interesting garden ornaments seen were an old lamp and a wheelbarrow waiting for its retirement job as a plant receptacle.

Garden lamp.
This will brighten up any garden.

wheel barrow
Awaiting its fate.

I'm always excited to find some new, to me, flowers. A Plectranthus plant with its subtle mauve flowers was one as was the Westringia bush.

Plectranthus plant
Plectranthus plant.

westringia plant
Westringia plant.

It seemed a busy street with lots of cars and was on a bus route. Many pedestrians were encountered as were several cyclists.

girls walking.
Striding along.

bicycle rider
Enjoying the ride.

Some of the more common flowers adorned many gardens. Plumbago and Convolvulus bushes were numerous.

Plumbago bush.

Convolvulus bush.

Several Salvias were seen and a yellow Canna Lily looked nice among its spotted green leaves.

One of the many varieties of Salvia.

yellow canna lily
Yellow Canna Lily.

Large non-flowering plants are becoming popular. Maybe because they are low-maintenance flora. Yucca trees are one of the most numerous.

yucca trees
Yucca tree plantation.

What was a garden bed island in a lawn featured a Cordyline tree. Another exquisite flower was the Pandora with its beautiful shade of pink.

Cordyline tree
Cordyline tree.

Pandorea climbing vine.

A mass escape of small blue flowers contrasted nicely with a white wooden fence as did some small pink ones.

escaped flowers
A mass escape.

escaped flowers
Another bid for freedom.

A nice specimen of Kangaroo Paw stood out from a dark background, as did a number of gum nuts.

kangaroo paw
Kangaroo paw.

gum nuts
Gum nuts.

A Magpie and several more Noisy Miners were encountered as the only other avian activity seen.

noisy miner
Rocky perch.

Two other interesting items were a lychgate in a 1950s era wire fence.

lych gate
Lych gate in wire fence.

Many houses indicate on their mailboxes that they don't want junk mail. Some are more polite and reject advertising material. One house in Felix Crescent didn't want the local rag as well.

mail box
Letters only please.

This hilly crescent is almost a must for keen gardeners looking for something different for their garden.

Street sign
Our location.
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Why? It's a botanical experience.
When: anytime
Where: Felix Crescent, Ringwood North. Melways map: 49. D5.
Cost: Free
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