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Greeves Drive, Kilsyth

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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 October 2nd 2022
Have you ever seen a plant library?
All residences in Greeves Drive are units. The area is Australian Unity's Walmsley Friendship Village.

Greeves Drive.
Greeves Drive, a tree lined street.

It is a no-through road curving 700 metres. The front of every block of units have well-maintained landscaped gardens. Many tall trees have been retained and most have garden beds around their base.

Garden beds.
Many trees are encircled by garden beds.

The gardens are a smorgasbord of flowers. Daisies, camellias and cyclamen are just three.

daisies
Daisies are everywhere.


camellias
Camellias.


cyclamen
Always colourful.

Other floral delights are babiana and hyacinth plants, Indian mallow flowers and some papaver flowers which are members of the poppy family.

Babiana and hyacinth flowers.
Babiana and hyacinth flowers.


Indian mallow and papaver flowers.
Indian mallow and papaver flowers.

The Australian flora were gum trees complete with gum nuts, banksias and grevilleas.

Australian natives.
Australian natives.

A feature of the drive are several garden seats along the verge including one at the end with an overhead cover. Some residents had their own garden seats.

Street seats.
Several park benches were along the drive.
Garden seats.
Some residents had their own seats.

Another facility is the community centre.

Community centre.
Community centre for residents.

Few stand-alone garden ornaments were evident, just two bird baths, a wheelbarrow full of succulents and many close together.

Bird baths & wheel barrow.
Two bird bths and a wheel barrow also in retirement.


garden ornaments.
High density ornaments.

Cherry blossom trees were flowering and a brilliant yellow kowhai tree looked magnificent.

Cherry blossoms
Cherry blossoms.


Kowhai tree.
Kowhai tree.

Only two noisy miners were seen as were two ravens. One magpie was enjoying a small feast courtesy of a resident.

noisy miners
Noisy miners.


raven and magpie with lunch.
Raven and magpie with lunch.

Birds of another feather or rather without feathers, were an owl and what looked like a kiwi.

Owl and kiwi.
Owl and kiwi.

Flowers were appearing in every garden. Bright orange clivias, primrose and a vervain plant, which is a perennial herb, a native of Europe.

Clivias, primrose and a vervain plant.
Clivias, primrose and a vervain plant.

A first was a plant library where passers-by could take, leave or swap a small plant. A great idea, an initiative that I hope will grow.


Sea lavenders are becoming popular as are lilac hibiscus.

Sea lavender plants.
Sea lavender.


lilac hibiscus.
Lilac hibiscus.

Several walkers were about, two with their dogs.

walkers
Walkers and their dogs.

Succulents continue in popularity. Aeoniums and euphorbia were two as were many colourful pigfaces.

Aeonium and euphorbia succulents.
Aeonium and euphorbia succulents.


pigface flowers.
Always colourful.

Another colourful flower was several egg and bacon plants, many hebe bushes and some that looked like members of the tulip family.

Egg & bacon and hebe plants.
Egg & bacon and hebe plants.


tulips
Tulip family members.

Greeves Drive has a friendly vibe and would be a pleasant place to retire.




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Where: Greeves Drive, Kilsyth. Melway map: 51. E.6.
Cost: free
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That looks like a very pretty street. I love the seats everywhere.
by Gayle Beveridge-Marien (score: 4|10118) 60 days ago
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