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Lusher Road, Croydon

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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 September 23rd 2021
There are some lush areas in Lusher Road
Lusher Road runs for 1.1 kms north/south from Mt. Dandenong Road to the Tarralla Creek Trail.

Lusher Road.
Lusher Road.

About half of the east side is an industrial area. The west side and the remainder of the east side is a well-established area of very deep blocks.

Lusher Road.
Another section.

All gardens are well established and most properties have a front fence, with many offering an escape path for flowers. Several gardens featured colourful garden beds.

escaped flowers
A mass escape and an escape with a friend.

Garden beds.
Garden beds are an attractive feature in many gardens.

Many new street trees have recently been planted in the form of red bottlebrushes, which no doubt will brighten up the street when in full flower.

bottle brush.
Bottlebrushes, both in gardens and on street trees.

Many azaleas were flowering as were many camellia bushes.

azaleas & camellia.
Azaleas and camellia.

Daisies were flowering in abundance, offering an expansive view of large clumps and unique individual specimens.

Colourful daisies.

More daisies.

This one looks like a daisy.

Many magpies were fossicking for food on nature strips often oblivious to passing traffic and pedestrians.

Back and front of a magpie.

One crow was very successful in its search for food. It looked like it had scored a chicken nugget as it sat upon a chimney wondering what to do with it.

crow with lunch.
Crow with lunch.

Admiring flowers is one of the pleasures of street walks and Lusher Road rewards us with many. Chinese lantern flowers are always admirable as are fuchsias, clivias and geraniums.

Chinese lanterns & fuchsia.
Chinese lanterns & fuchsia,

clivias & geranium.
Clivias & geranium.

Single isolated stems flowers often stand out, such as an iris and a snowdrop. Native hibiscus flowers were in full bloom and leucadendron bushes, with their subtle colourings, look attractive. Also subtle are the convolvulus ground cover.

Iris & snowdrop.
Iris & snowdrop.

Native hibiscus & convolvulas.
Native hibiscus & convolvulas

Leucadenron bush & morning flag iris.
Leucadenron bush & morning flag iris.

Many walkers, with and without dogs were out on this fine spring morning.


Enjoining the sun.

Many cyclists were also about often passing picket fences, but alas, none with lychgates.

Picket fence and cyclists.
Picket fence with magpie and cyclists.

About halfway along, we cross the Melbourne Water Pipe Reserve offering a linear walk.

A long straight walk.

At the southern end of Lusher Road is the Tarralla Creek Trail. It follows the Tarralla Creek and the paths offer easy travel for the walker and cyclist.

Tarralla Creek Trail & looking along Lusher Road.
The trail crosses the end of Lusher Road, and looking along the road from the trail.

Always looking skywards for birds perching on overhead wires an unusual pair were spotted, a pair of sneakers. The pair look very new, just out of the nest, so to speak.

shoes over power lines.
Shoes just hanging around.

Few garden ornaments were seen, a birdbath playing host to potted plants and a large frog. Three birds and a gnome gathered in one spot. Looking almost out of place were three mature palm trees in a front yard.

Bird bath & frog.
Bird bath & frog.

Garden ornaments & palm trees.
Sticking together & palm trees.

The deep blocks could be considered a developers delight and many developers have been delighted with Lusher Road. One block had sixteen units and another one looked like it may have more. People have to live somewhere but it does reduce the ambience of a street.

housing development.
Future dense living.

At the end of Lusher Road is the Lusher Library, one of many street libraries that make an appearance along many suburban streets.

Street library.
Library, open all hours.

A noisy miner and several rainbow lorikeets were the only other birds seen.

noisy miner & lorikeet.
Noisy miner and rainbow lorikeet.

A native orchid, although white, still looked very attractive as did a red stem of buds. A tree full of pink blossoms looked very attractive.

red buds & native orchid.
Red buds & native orchid.

pink blossoms.
Pink Blossoms.

Lusher Road is an easy walk, offering lots of floral delights and the opportunity for several diversions.

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Why? A walk with options.
When: anytime
Where: Lusher Road, Croydon. Melways map: 50. J.4.
Cost: Free
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