It's the season for bottle brush plants, shrubs and trees. Many councils are now planting them as street trees on nature strips. They are ideal street trees as they only grow to about three metres and do not reach overhead wires.
All of the south side of Reilly Street is built up with a footpath. The north side is mostly part of Jubilee Park, the home of many sporting activities and two Melbourne Water retarding basins. There is a path leading to the complexes. Passing these areas is a gravel footpath and proved popular with dog walkers.
Both sides of the street displayed mature trees and were a magnet for birds. Noisy miners predominated, and a couple of crested pigeons were in grass or a tree. You usually hear before you see rainbow lorikeets and this was the case in a tree I was walking past.
Three different coloured iris flowers were seen, but only one group of daisies. A group of deep red pelargoniums were attractive and a fine display of valerian was observed. I have noticed that many groups of valerians are growing on nature strips which suggests that they are all self-sown.