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Jull Parade, 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 December 21st 2020
It's not dull in Jull
Jull Parade gently meanders north from Oban Road for 800 metres to Tortice Drive.

Street sign
We are here.

Any gradients are only gentle, so wheelchairs and the mobility challenged would cope with this floral walk.

street scene
A gentle curve.

It is definitely agapanthus flowering season and many gardens displayed specimens. One display that caught my camera lens was a white specimen growing among the normal blue ones.

Nice contrast.

Several hebe bushes were seen - their subtle coloured blooms contrasting nicely with their dark green foliage.

hebe flowers
The flowering hebe bush.

A particularly beautiful flowering bush was a pink oleander bush. Beautiful, but deadly, said to be very poisonous to humans and animals if digested. A definite case of look and don't touch!

oleander flowers
They do look nice.

White flowers do have a beauty of their own. Jasmine and mamdevilla were two species that stood out.

Jasmine flowers.

Mamdevilla flowers
Mamdevilla flowers.

Unusual mailboxes are always of interest, some even having an armed guard.

mail box
It must be Christmas.

Ned Kelly
Guarding the mail.

A bonus to this street walk is that Mahon Reserve runs parallel to it behind the houses on the western side.

Mahon reserve entrance.
One of the entrances to Mahon Reserve.

Two access points from Jull Parade will allow an extended walk in Mahon Reserve, which is popular with dog walkers and hosts a small playground.

path to reserve
Entrance to Mahon Reserve.

walker with pusher.
Pushing the pusher.

A low growing gum tree was interesting with future gum nuts and mature ones almost side by side.

future gumnuts
Future gumnuts.

Mature gumnuts.

A noisy miner was noticed sitting quietly on a power line, while a magpie fossicked on a front lawn.

noisy miner
Noisy miner.

Magpie in grass.

A crested pigeon in a nearby tree waited long enough to be photographed before departing.

crested pigeon
Crested pigeon.

The new species of garden owl seem to be multiplying. A metal one stood guard upon a tree stump in one front yard. I wonder if they fool the fauna that usually supply their meals.

metal owl
Metal owl.

A vivid yellow plant stood out on what was an overcast day. It was identified as a dusty miller, not to be confused with the AFL footballer with a similar sounding name.

dusty miller flower
Dusty miller flower.

Becoming popular are aeonium plants. When planted or allowed to grow en-masse they look very attractive.

Aeoniums look attractive en mass.

Every street walk offers something new in the way of flora. And Jull Parade was not different, showing me several flowers that the folks at nearby Branch Out Nursery were able to identify.

flowering bush
Very colurful.

Street walks are fun, they combine exercise with almost an open garden at each house.
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Why? Street walks are always interesting.
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Where: Jull Parade, North Ringwood. Melways map: 49. K.2.
Cost: Free
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