KNOW YOUR NA­TIVES

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Jamie chose mostly na­tives as they re­quire less wa­ter­ing, so less bills!

Lilly pil­lies (Syzgium aus­trale) are at­trac­tive, hardy and fast-grow­ing, and ideal as screen­ing plants.

A stout com­pact va­ri­ety of kan­ga­roo paw is the Bush Gem (Anigozan­thos man­gle­sii), with bright red flow­ers.

Tall and strik­ing black-trunked grass trees (Xan­th­or­rhoea john­sonii) make an im­pres­sive fea­ture in the gar­den. Ground-hug­ging Di­chon­dra tol­er­ates light traf­fic so can be planted be­tween pavers, as a border or in­stead of lawn. King bromeliad (Vriesea hi­ero­glyph­ica) is na­tive to Amer­ica, has a beau­ti­ful big ar­chi­tec­tural shape and takes full sun. Don­key tail (Se­dum mor­ga­ni­anum) is a Mex­i­can suc­cu­lent with cas­cad­ing stems, per­fect for hang­ing planters.

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