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Trafalgar Crescent, 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 April 6th 2021
This trafalgar is not a battle
Trafalgar Crescent meanders from Quarry Road to Nelson Road for 750 metres.

street scene
Trafalgar Crescent.

This crescent has a diversity of floral flora, from common to unusual. The most unusual was the Pentstemon plant, with its red tubular type petals

Pentstemon plant.
Pentstemon plant.

The purple fluffy appearance Ageratum bush was another unusual, and not seen before by me.

Ageratum bush
Ageratum bush.

Many versions of the Petunia flower were observed, both as a mass planting and as small clumps.

A mass of Petunias.


Two more unusual flowers were encountered. The Nerine bulb, a native of South Africa and the brilliant red Escallonia bush.

Escallonia bush
Escallonia bush.

The only birds seen were a few Noisy Miners and a couple of Crested Pigeons. The pigeons are easy to photograph as they mostly like to alight on power lines or bare tree branches.

noisy miner
Noisy miner in tree.

crested pigeon
Crested Pigeon.

Birds were not the only airborne items seen. A pair of boots just hanging by a thread dangled over the roadway.

boots in air.
Aerial boots.

Different colourful daisies are an asset to any garden and Trafalgar Crescent had many.

mass of daisies
A mass of Daisies.

Purple Salvia, and Society Garlic added to the many flowers seen, as was the popular red Bottlebrush.

society garlic.
Society Garlic.

bottle brush
Bottle brush bushes are always attractive.

A rusty, horse-drawn plough, was an interesting garden ornament as was a group of armed garden guardians.

Rustic plough.

garden guardians
En guard.

Becoming very popular in modern gardens are succulents and non-flowering plants, such as Yucca plants and Aeoniums.

yucca plants
Yucca trees.

yucca flowers
Yucca flowers

Aeonium succulent.

Trafalgar Crescent is a reasonably modern subdivision and a surprise was a large lychgate type structure with a background of autumn colours.

lych gate
An interesting structure.

I often wonder how street names were arrived at. Trafalgar Crescent has nine short courts running off it. Noting the names of two as Admiral Court and Horatio Court, I put them together with Nelson Road and Trafalgar Crescent and came up with Admiral Horatio Nelson, who was killed during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

I believe the other five courts are named after other sailors who were killed in the same battle.

Trafalgar sign
Where we have been.

This is not only a floral street walk it has an element of history to it, be it a faraway naval bottle.
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Why? A good floral observation walk.
When: anytime
Where: Trafalgar Crescent, Lilydale. Melway Map: 38. H.1.
Cost: Free
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