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Roseman Road, Chirnside Park

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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 May 11th 2021
A floral extravaganza
Roseman Road is 1.1 kms in length running from Switchback Road to St. Andrews Drive.

road scene
Roseman Road.

It is a genuine floral bonanza with a number and variety of flowers growing in the gardens. Three of the most spectacular and colourful were a pink nerine, budlia stalk and a pink begonia.

nerine bulbs
Nerine flowers.


Budlia
Budlia flowers.


begonia
Begonias.

Early in my walk, I was attracted by skyward screeching as several sulphur crested cockatoos flew overhead.

sulphur crested cockatoo
Overhead cockatoo.

Some of the more common flowers were two different species of the grevillea, camellia and a fuchsia.

grevillea
Grevillea.


grevillea
Grevillea.


camellia
Camellia bush.


fuchsia
Fuchsia.

The only foot borne pedestrian was a lady walking her dog.

dog walker
Lady walking her dog.

Two birds near each other were a currawong and a magpie, both on the ground.

currawong
Currawong on grass.


magpie
Magpie on grass.

Most unusual for a street tree was a holly tree with its bright red berries and prickly leaves. A palm tree was prominent in front of a tall brick fence.

holly tree
Holly tree.


palm tree.
Palm tree.

Another display of red berries was identified as a nandina domestica bush.

Nandina domestica bush.
Nandina domestica bush.

A leucadenron bush with its red tipped leaves look quite spectacular, even from a distance. An escaped euonymus bush looked colourful with its green and yellow leaves.

Leucadenron bush.
Leucadenron bush.


euonymus bush
Euonymus bush.


Along Roseman Road is the Roseman Road Playground. This is an open grassy area with a few mature trees and a small playground.

Roseman Road playground.
Step up to the playground.

A very nice terraced garden behind a rock retaining wall took up the whole front yard of one garden while another had a wooden arch feature.

terraced garden.
Terraced garden.


wooden arch..
Wooden garden arch.

Colourful flowers were almost in every garden. A lantana low growing shrub looked unusual with a rosette of pink flowers with a smaller central rosette of white ones.

Lantana.
The low growing lantana plant.

A brilliant red alstroemeria with its trumpet like blooms was an eye catcher.

Alstroemeria
Alstroemeria.

More subtle colouring were an abelia and a convolvulas ground cover.

Abelia
Abelia bush.


convolvulus
Convolvulus flowers.

An unexpected sight was a crimson rosella quietly sitting upon overhead wires.

crimson rosella
Crimson rosella.

Two other wire sitting birds were a wattlebird and a spotted dove.

wattle bird
Wattle bird.


spotted dove
Spotted Dove.

Sitting guard upon a gatepost was an imitation owl just staring ahead with its yellow eyes.
owl
Keeping watch.


On this walk, you will pass Valley Ho twice as both ends run off Roseman Road. This will give you a circuit walk if you travel Valley Ho on your return journey.

Street sign
You pass this street twice.

This will not be a quick walk if you stop to admire all that is presented to you.

Roseman road sign
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Why? It's an unique floral and avian experience.
When: Anytime
Where: Roseman Road, Chirnside Park. Melways map: 38. A.3.
Cost: Free
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