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Hume 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 November 19th 2021
Some unusual garden ornaments on this walk
This 800-metre street runs from Canterbury Road to Walhalla Drive.

Hume Street.
Hume Street.

It's spring and a bright red bougainvillea certainly said it had arrived. This native plant of South America adds brilliance to any garden. Another red flower was identified as a running bean plant.


running bean plant.
Running bean plant.

The bird of paradise flower is a native of South Africa and is a popular stand-out addition to any garden.

Bird of paradise
They do attract the eye.

Of a more delicate colourings were an evening white primrose and bloody crane's-bill geranium. The delicate tones of a freesia plant looked attractive.

Evening white primrose and bloody crane's-bill geranium.
Evening white primrose and bloody crane's-bill geranium.


The only birds seen were several noisy miners and one magpie.

Noisy miners and magpie.
Noisy miners and magpie.

An ice plant and a dianthus sweet william were two low growing colourful flowers.

ice plant and sweet william.
Ice plant and sweet william.

Partway along Hume Street is a park on both sides of the street. One is wide and has a couple of park benches, one of which was occupied by two workmen having a break. The opposite side was a linear park leading to Gracedale Avenue. Along here was a home away from home.

The two parks and the home away from home.

Roses were prolific with a variety of colours and sizes.

Hungarian rose.
Hungarian rose.

Subtle colours.

More roses.

Two walkers and a cyclist were the only non-motorised traffic seen.

Walkers & cyclist.
Walkers & cyclist.

Many street trees were flowering bottle brushes adding extra colour to the walk.

bottle brush
Bottle brush bushes are always attractive.

One garden had two poles supporting hanging baskets that were awash with colourful flowers. A future tree in a large pot nicely filled up a corner.

hanging baskets.
Hanging baskets and potted tree.

A particularly attractive garden features a large wooden windmill and a strange contraption with a green dragon atop.

Wooden garden ornaments.
Wooden garden ornaments with green dragon.

Another unusual garden ornament was a wooden man interacting with a wooden dog.

Wooden man & dog.
When the wind blows the tail will wag.

Many individual flowers were evident. Two iris and an agapanthus, a gazania daisy and a poppy.

Iris and agapanthus.
Iris and agapanthus.

gazania daisy & poppy.
gazania daisy & poppy.

An overgrown head, carved from a tree stump looked a little aggressive, while two stone footballers just looked like two stone footballers.

Carved head & stone footballers.
Carved head & stone footballers

Several picket fences indicated that it was a well-established street with large blocks with most houses set well back, giving large front gardens. A batch of roses had escaped through a gate that hadn't been shut for a while.

picket fence
Picket fence and escaped rose.

More flowers such as hebe bushes and red valerians were prolific. A nice yellow bignonia cross vine was the most unusual flower seen.

Hebe & red valerian.
Hebe & red valerian.

Bignonia cross vine.
Bignonia cross vine.

At the end of Hume Street, on the corner of Walhalla Drive, is a small park with a playground. A rock village was forming at the base of a nearby tree.

Playground and rock village.
Playground and rock village.

Spring is an ideal time for a street walk, not too hot and a smorgasbord of colourful flowers to admire.

Street sign
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Why? Perfect place to admire flowers.
When: anytime
Where: Hume Street, Ringwood east. Melways map: 50. D.11.
Cost: Free
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Lovely Street. Plants /Birdlife. Let's hope the developers dont find it .
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