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Pascoe Avenue, 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 August 22nd 2021
Definitely flower power on this walk
Pascoe Avenue was a pleasant sunny walk with a vast array of floral pleasures.

Pascoe Avenue.
Pascoe Avenue.

It was a slow walk with frequent stops to admire and photograph the multitude of colourful blooms, such as the camellia trees and individual flowers.

camellia tree
Camellia tree.

Close up beauty.

Another tree that was a delight to look at was the magnolia tree along with some beautiful azaleas.

Magnolia tree.


I like seeing unusual garden ornaments and was intrigued by what the owner described as "ceramic man." In the same garden was a recycled wheelbarrow filled with succulents and an ex horse drinking trough filled with flowers.

ceramic man
A very relaxed ceramic man.

Recycled horse drinking trough and wheel barrow.
Recycled horse drinking trough and wheel barrow.

Many daffodils added a splash of yellow to many gardens as did the individual blooms, such as a bird of paradise flower and lilies.


Bird of paradise
Bird of paradise.

Many walkers were out, taking advantage of the sunshine as solo, couples and with dogs.

Some of the walkers.

More walkers.

Banksias were blooming, or should that be coming. Bottlebrushes and grevilleas added to the street colour.

Healthy looking banksias.

bottle brush & vinca.
Bottle brush and vinca flower.

Grevilleas are always attractive.

Another one.

A few magpies were looking for food on grassy nature strips as were a couple of crows, one which took off showing its magnificent wings.

flying crow
Crow in flight.

A single bloom of an exotic looking daisy contrasted nicely with the more subtle colourings of the lasiandra flower.

Wonderful colour.

Exercisers took many forms. Apart from the walkers, a few cyclists were seen peddling along in their lycra and some in a more sedate manner.

walker & cyclist.
A walker walking their walker and a cyclist.

A more sedate form of exercise was a gentleman enjoying the sunshine while reading his paper.

man reading paper.
Very relaxing.

Pascoe Avenue is a well-established area so it was not unusual to see many picket fences, some with a lychgate.

picket fence & lychgate.
Picket fence & lychgate.

picket fence & lychgate.
Lych gate and picket gate.

I was introduced to 'Benji', a Maltese terrier, who was very shy to start with but agreed to pose for a photo.

Maltese terrier.

Other birds seen were a couple of wattlebirds in a tree and a spotted dove in its usual perch on an overhead wire.

wattle birds & spotted pigeon.
Wattle birds & spotted pigeon.

A five-star bird nesting box was seen in a front garden looking much like the Taj Mahal of bird land.

nesting box.
Avian luxury.

Garden lamps were profuse, with a variety of different styles which would light up a night walk.

garden lamps
Lighting the way.

Many polygala bushes were in full flower, which look very colourful on close inspection, as did a pink geranium.

Polygala bush.

Pink geranium.

It is always a pleasure to come across flowers and plants I haven't encountered before. On this walk, I saw four. Due to our lockdown, I haven't been able to have the good folks at Branch Out Nursery to identify them.

small flowers
Small but nice.

Larger ones.

This was a great walk with a great number of floral experiences.

Street sign
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Why? It's a floral bonanza.
When: anytime
Where: Pascoe Avenue, Croydon. Melways map: 51. C.3.
Cost: Free
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