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TOP TIPS Want a waterwise and low-maintenance garden? Here’s how to achieve
it: minimise lawn; choose plants suited to the climate and soil type; use drip irrigation;
improve the planting hole with quality soil improver; use a coarse mulch or gravel to
reduce evaporation; use a wetting agent; and consider installing a bore, using grey-water
and rainwater harvesting (if you have the space and budget to install a large tank).
Lomandra ‘Seascape’ Silvery swathes
of these hardy grasses look effective
massed in coastal gardens.
Echeveria ‘Zorro’ A succulent with
large purple leaves with undulating
edges arranged in rosettes – useful for
contemporary planting schemes.
Melaleuca ‘Little Nessie’ A hardy,
compact, bright-green shrub that can
be used for formal hedging or as an
informal under-storey shrub.
Murraya paniculata This deep-green,
glossy-leaved shrub has perfumed white flowers in spring – useful for
hedging in narrow, semi-shaded spaces.
Banksia grandis A stately small tree with huge lime-green flowers and
large divided leaves – a great feature plant, though slow-growing.
Eucalyptus marginata The iconic jarrah can be large, but is a stable and
slow-growing tree – plant in a grove.
Hakea petiolaris Funky, large, grey leaves are complemented by fluffy,
pink pin cushion flowers – a useful screening shrub.
Acacia denticulosa With caterpillar-like yellow flowers and sandpapery
leaves on arching branches, this shrub is show-stopping in flower.
Macrozamia reidlii Our ancient cycads have a majestic presence,
which lends them to feature planting. They are slow-growing, so invest
in a transplanted one.
“Plant trees! With their deeper root
systems they are the most waterwise
planting option and provide shade and
protection for plants, as well as for us”
This garden was designed by Sheoaks Landscapes, a winner at the 2010
Landscape Industries Association of Western Australia Awards of Excellence.
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