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North Road, Lilydale

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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 1st 2021
The resting girl is waiting
North Road, runs east-west from Maroondah Highway to Mangans Road.

North Road.
North Road at the Maroondah Highway end.

It has steep sections and is probably not suitable for the unfit, but stopping frequently to admire the flowers will allow frequent rests.

North Road.
One of the steep sections.

Just in from Maroondah Highway is the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Lutheran church
Lutheran church.

A small azalea tree, nicely pruned, was a magnificent sight, as were a small group of bright red Persian buttercups.

azalea bush.
Azalea tree.

Persian buttercups
Persian buttercups.

Australian natives of grevilleas, banksias and bottlebrushes featured in many gardens.


Banksias and lilies.

One resident informed me that North Road was in three sections. A small section at the halfway mark is actually Alexander Road. Near the Mangans Road end North Road is a no through road with a grass area which widens into North Reserve, incorporating a playground, before continuing to Mangans Road.
North Reserve and the grass section.

North Road.
Looking to distant hills.

Many new to me flowers were seen; a Gesner's tulip, Purple cistus, Beardlip penstemon, Aegean wallflower, and a Scabious.

Gesner's tulip.
Gesner's tulip.

Purple cistus.
Purple cistus.

beardlip penstemon
Bottlebrush and beardlip penstemon.

Aegean wallflower.
Aegean wallflower.

Scabious and agapanthus.

Only a few birds were seen. Noisy miners were seen feeding in trees, sitting on overhead wire or just sitting on a branch. One magpie seemed happy to have found lunch.

noisy miners
Noisy miner in tree.

Magpie, noisy miner and a ruffled one.

Many colourful daisies were in abundance. Geraniums and iris flowers added to the floral beauty.

Many a splendid daisy.

Two nice geraniums.

Many iris make nice image.

Many garden beds featured in many gardens, all full of colourful flowers and plants.

Garden beds.
These were a delight to see.

A brilliant yellow broom tree was awash with yellow. A nesting box was mounted high on the trunk of a gum tree, giving safety to our avian friends.

broom tree & nesting box.
Broom tree and nesting box.

An interesting garden ornament was a young girl sitting on a bench waiting.

Waiting girl & bird bath.
Waiting girl & bird bath.

A picket fence allowed a rose to escape and bloom, while its escape buddy was budding.

escaping rose.
Escapee and budding escapee.

Pride of madeira bushes were in full bloom in many gardens. A jasmine bush heralded its presence with its unique scent. A group of silverbush flowers looked nice.

Pride of Madeira bush
Pride of madeira bush.

jasmine & silverbush.
Jasmine & silverbush.

The Mangans Road end had underground electricity wires and interesting street lights.

street lamps.
Street lamps.

A garden lamp was almost buried in a bush. A single fuchsia flower stood out hanging from its stem.

Garden lamp & fuchsia.
Garden lamp & fuchsia.

Three unusual garden ornaments were an elevated Buddha, a metal birdbath and a re-cycled wheelbarrow.

Buddha, bird bath & wheel barrow.
Buddha, bird bath & wheel barrow.

You won't be disappointed on this walk, unless you are super unfit.

Street sign
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Where: North Road, Lilydale.
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Your Comment
I love the azalea tree; I wasn't even aware you could do that with them, but then that's what I love about walking around the streets, is that you get new ideas from what others have done.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9187) 11 days ago
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