Waterwise Plants – Top tips

Episode: 9
Title: Waterwise Plants – Top tips
Broadcast: 31st October 2015
Presenter: Chris Ferriera

They say when the going gets tough, the tough get shopping and if you throw into the mix our poor sandy soil and our harsh drying climate then a bit of retail therapy for the garden should bring you to Zanthorrea, where you can indulge your urge to shop and buy some seriously tough and sexy plants.

  • Eremophilias, otherwise known as the Desert Fushia, are ridiculously tough and have exquisite flowers that seem to belie the harsh places they come from.
  • Every gardener should put at least one or two trees into the mix, especially a true Aussie icon like the Coolibah tree. It has a stunning ghost gum trunk, positively ‘loves heat waves’ and only grows around five to seven metres.
  • Groundcovers such as Grevilleas and Hemiandras can flower for ten months a year and thrive on as little to one watering a week.
  • Browse the Water Corporation’s Waterwise plant directory and save a list of favourites.

Water Corporation: Contact - 13 10 39
Website: https://www.watercorporation.com.au/save-water

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