KNOW YOUR NATIVES
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.