Fuller Street, Mitcham

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Posted 2023-06-04 by Neil Follettfollow
Fuller Street is in a well-established area with many mature street trees and very well-established gardens, some even overgrown. In contrast, most houses are of more modern brick veneer construction.

What has two eyes, one nose, two lips, two hands and one tongue? A cement face attached to a tree trunk is the answer.

This street is a flower lover's paradise, with almost every garden offering colourful blooms. Daisy bushes are starting to flower with a mass of colour. Azaleas and roses added more colour.

Winter has arrived and camellias seem to like the colder weather with many displays. One camellia bush had spread all over a wire mesh fence.

Many unusual flowers and plants were identified. Dragon's breath and a firestar orchid were two.

A nice scene was two angels sleeping under a birdbath when a noisy miner decided it was bath time. The angels were not disturbed.

As usual, there were many noisy miners.

Some nice specimens of anemone, bergenia elephant ears, named for their large leaves rather than their flowers, a purple convolvulus and a jasmine were seen.

A group of yellow chrysanthemums almost competed with the daisy bush for yellowment. Indian mellow flowers and wattle blooms added more yellow.

Partway along Fuller Street it is crossed by the Somers Trail, which is a pleasant 900 metre walk between Cochrane and Purches streets.

I saw several people walking the trail as well as several in Fuller Street. An older couple, a man, his dog and a magpie, a stroller and a boy on a bike who rushed past me at a great rate of knots.

A Mexican orange blossom plant, a plumbago flower, a Queensland popular plant, which is a native Australian rainforest plant, and a salvia were photographed.

Australian natives were evident in the form of grevilleas and a bottlebrush and unique gum nuts.

A group of low-growing arisarum plants caught my attention. They are a native of the Mediterranean region.

Only two magpies were seen, but a grey currawong kindly posed for me upon a paling fence.

A sleeping angel, a happy gnome sitting on a rock, a cherub upon a pedestal and a metal rooster decorated many gardens.

A birdbath was moonlighting as a planter, an upturned wheelbarrow and a friendly tin scarecrow adorned other gardens.

Although winter has started some trees still retained their autumn foliage, such as a nice mature maple tree.

A stand of lavender and a group of red-hot pokers contrasted in colours. Like smelling the roses, who can resist rubbing lavender between your fingers and enjoying their fragrance.

A variety of fences added to the visual pleasure of this walk, as did a basic lychgate and a bird feeder.

More floral pleasure was seeing some beautiful iris flowers and the brilliance of honeysuckle blooms.

Three plants failed to be identified, but added to the enjoyment.

This street walk is a visually rewarding walk.

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