Water Wise Wonders – Creating a Water Wise Garden

Episode: 1
Title: Water Wise Wonders – Creating a Water Wise Garden
Broadcast: Nov 12th 2016
Presenter: Emma Britten-Jones

Today we welcome a new face to the show, Emma. When planning your own garden, a great place to start is our own native plants so Emma shows us tips in planning a native water wise garden.

  • Native plants are already adapted to the Australian climate and soils, and they’re living proof that being water wise doesn’t have to be boring.
  • Smaller perennial shrubs make excellent feature plants, providing bursts of colour and great foliage throughout the whole year.
  • Emma shows us the Pimelea Ferruginea or Rice flower, which is fast growing, fun loving and compact.
  • Also take a look at the Chorizema or Flame Pea, which is useful as it thrives in part shade.
  • We see the Kangaroo Paw, which make excellent accent plants when grown amongst other natives.
  • To add complexity consider a ground cover such as Scaevola Aemula, this will be covered in pretty purple flowers for most of the year.

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