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Goldsmith Avenue, 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 30th 2021
The flowers are golden in Goldsmith
Goldsmith Avenue is an 800 metre avenue with a dead end at both ends but can be accessed from side streets. It is a well-established area with footpaths on both sides and despite overhead power, cables has many mature street trees.

street scene
Goldsmith Avenue.

It is a colourful street, flower wise. Standout examples are a trio of Bottlebrushes and a red Chinese Lantern. An unusual specimen was a Plectranthus plant with its multitude of mauve flowers.

bottle brush
Three are better than one.


chinese lantern flower.
Red Chinese lantern.


Plectranthus plant
Plectranthus plant.

Many popular floral flora was evident in many gardens, such as a Hebe bush, Iris, and Plumbago Vine.

plumbago
Plumbago bush.

Small landscaped garden beds are becoming popular with two examples seen. One featured succulents and the other a selection of flowers including Petunias.

Garden bed
Looking good.


Garden bed
Petunias are popular.

A few fungi growing on a long dead tree stump indicated that this garden has been left to its own devices.


The western end abuts the B.J. Hubbard Reserve, which is a 7.2 hectare bushland area with a nature trail path.

The path
The path in the B.J. Hubbard Reserve.

The reserve is popular with cyclists as several were seen to emerge from the reserve and continue along Goldsmith Avenue.

cyclist
Cyclist after emerging from the reserve..

Earthbound humans were seen walking their dog, skateboarding and a group of young people just walking.


walking the dog.
Walking the dog.


skate boarder
It's downhill.


group walking.
A group outing.

An escapee of a different kind was a bunch of red flowers protruding from a yellow bush. It certainly catches the eye, not to mention my camera.

flowering bush
Flowering bush with a difference.

The only birds seen was a couple of Magpies and a Crow upon the power lines.

magpie
Magpie feeling peckish.


crow
Crow in silhouette.

My unusual sighting was not that rare, but interesting. A mass of seed pods on a date palm, closely watched by a couple of meerkats.

date palm in seed.
Date palm seed pods with meerkats looking on.

Many different species of Camellias were evident, still popular with many gardeners.

camellia
Camellias.
polygala
Polygala flowers.

A young Yucca plant stood out with backlighting from the sun and the background in shadow.

Yucca plant.
These are becoming very popular.

Masses of orange berries adorned a tree, which was identified as a Pittosporum. A native of eastern Australia.

pittosporum.
Pittosporum berries.

Many bees were noticed on many of the flowers observed and if you are quick on the trigger, they can be captured doing their thing.
bee on lavender.
Bee on lavender.

Banksias are starting to bloom and make interesting viewing at all stages of their development.

banksia
Blooming Banksias.

Pigface is a nice succulent that produces beautiful flowers and they make a good ground cover.

pigface flower.
Pigface flower.

You won't pass Goldsmith Avenue in passing but it's worth seeking out.

Street sign
Where you have been.
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Where: Goldsmith Avenue, Ringwood North. Melways map: 49. H.3.
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Your Comment
Aren’t those “camellias” roses?
Still beautiful.
by betty (score: 1|13) 4 days ago
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