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Hender Street, 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 May 12th 2023
Bee coming in
Hender Street is a well-established street with a combination of old and new residences.

Hender Street.
Hender Street.

Most blocks had a variety of front fences keeping in the style of the original houses. The older ones featured picket fences, with some modern ones featuring bluestone.

House fences.
Older areas have interesting fences.

One of the nicest settings for a lychgate was set in a white picket fence surrounded by a well-established garden.

Lych gate.
A perfect setting for a lych gate.

A tall growing apricot-coloured rose bush looked attractive against a blue sky. It was also attractive to a passing bee.

Apricot rose and bee.
Bee coming in.

Single rose.
Just beautiful.

Three more 'Bs" were seen, a begonia, a bellflower and a bergenia.

Begonia, bellflower and bergenia.
Begonia, bellflower and bergenia.

Three plants of the lily genus were photographed. A canna lily, Peruvian lily and ginger lily. Honeysuckle flowers have an unique look when closely viewed.

Canna lily & Peruvian lily.
Canna lily & Peruvian lily.

Ginger lily.
Ginger lily.

Honeysuckle bush flowers.

Two noisy miners were seen as were two wattlebirds.

Noisy miners.
Noisy miners.

Wattle birds.
Wattle birds.

Camellia trees are starting to flower. They seem to lose their petals quickly and the petals form a nice carpet of colour around the base of the tree.

Camellia tree.
They are attractive after the petals fall.

Several specimens of grevillea added colour as did more Australian natives in the form of banksia and bottlebrush flowers.


Grevillea, banksia & bottlebrush.
Another grevillea, banksia and bottlebrush.

Many polygala bushes were flowering as was a mauve fan flower and the unusual looking shrubby daisy.

Polygala, fanflower and shrubby daisy.
Polygala, fanflower and shrubby daisy.

Few garden ornaments were on display, just a metal sculpture, two hanging bird baths or feeders and one garden lamp.

Garden ornaments.
A metal sculpture, hanging avian amenities and garden lamp.

A Mexican sage bush, which is from the salvia family and a South African tulasi plant gave an international flavour to the street.

Mexican sage bush and South African tulasi plant.
Mexican sage bush and South African tulasi plant.

Hender is a leafy eastern suburbs street, and several walkers were taking advantage of a pleasant walk.

Enjoying the ambiance.

A large pot of cyclamens stood out in one garden and a small pail was hanging on an embedded post.

Garden items.
Garden items.

Many different coloured azaleas added a bright outlook to this walk.

Their colours are amazing.

Many trees were displaying large numbers of berries. Only one unidentified flower was photographed.

Berries on trees.
Berry trees.

Unidentified flower.

Hender Street runs for 800 metres from Fitzgerald Street and ends at a small park with a playground. It was in this park that I was entertained by a noisy rainbow lorikeet feeding in a gum tree.

Hender Street Park.
Hender Street Park.

Rainbow lorikeet.
The entertaining lorikeet.

This is an out of the way street, but well worth a stroll along it.

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Why? A leafy green street walk.
When: Anytime
Where: Hender Street, Ringwood East. Melway map: 50. E.10.
Cost: free
Your Comment
I love the photo with the flying bee.
by junea (score: 2|207) 23 days ago
Always enjoy your photos and comments.
Jim Cone
by white (score: 0|5) 22 days ago
Hi Neil,
I really enjoyed your article on Hender Street, particularly the birds, the fences, the beautiful flowers and the lychgate. Hope you are going well. All is well here in good old Murch. Margaret xo
by marge (score: 1|19) 23 days ago
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