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Wellman Street, Box Hill South

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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 March 23rd 2023
The lilies are on their Easter break
This 700-metre street is well-established in a well-established suburb. There are many original houses and many newly built modern ones, which didn't look out of place.

Wellman Street.
Wellman Street.

An indication of its original establishment is number of wire fences, reminiscence of the 1940's.

Wire fences.
These were popular in the 1940's

Many gardens featured large bushes and small trees. A white crepe myrtle and an oleander were tree examples, while a hibiscus and a grevillea were large bushes.

Crepe myrtle.
Crepe myrtle.



Several gardens had plumbago plants, with many flowing over fences.

Plumbago plants are popular in older gardens.

With Easter coming several groups of Easter lilies were in flower, including a group heading for their Easter break.

Easter lilies.
Easter lilies.

Easter lilies.
These lilies were on their Easter break.

I saw two noisy miners, one posing nicely on an overhead wire and one in a gum tree, surrounded by gum nuts.

Noisy miner.
Noisy miner at rest.

Noisy miner in gum tree.
Noisy miner going nuts.

Another two inhabitants of a tree were two bears, looking well, despite their time in residence.

Bears in tree.
These fellows seem happy to be there.

A magpie posed in a garden bed. Magpies are easy to photograph as they do not decamp at the approach of humans.

Any time of the year there seem to be roses growing, many as individual specimens, which make for nice photos.

Always worth a close inspection.

Some individual bloom also made nice photos. Cherry blossoms, fuchsia, and geraniums were three.

Cherry blossom.
Beautiful detail.



Many picket fences were in front of some of the older residences.

Picket fences.
Picket fences are great to look at.

Apart from lychgates, picket fences are often home to picket gates.

Picket gates.
Every picket fence needs a gate.
A few walkers were about, some with dogs.

Walkers with dogs.
Walkers, some with dogs.

It is a tree-lined street with footpaths on both sides, giving a shady walk on sunny days.

Shady footpath
It's an easy shady walk.

A pot of geraniums was decorating a garden path, a banksia bush was maturing, a agapanthus had matured as were several salvia stalks.

Geraniums. banksia, agapanthus and salvia.
Geraniums. banksia, agapanthus and salvia.

An ornate bird bath was moonlighting as a planter, a cockatoo was in a garden bed, as was a garden lamp and a mailbox.

Bird bath, cockatoo, garden lamp and mailbox.
Bird bath, cockatoo, garden lamp and mailbox.

Another group of flowers were some golden dewdrops, an iris, a jasmine and a polygala bush.

Golden dewdrops, iris, jasmine and polygala.
Golden dewdrops, iris, jasmine and polygala.

The mauve flowers of society garlic, a native of South Africa, are appearing in a few gardens. These look spectacular when planted en-masse.

Society garlic.
Society garlic.

As usual a few unidentified plants and flowers were seen, but they do make nice photos.

The unidentified section.

A walk along Wellman Street is almost a walk back in time.

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Why? an easy shady walk.
When: Anytime
Where: Wellman Street, Box Hill South. Melway map: 47. B.12.
Cost: free
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