Plant wa­ter-wise to thrive

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THE un­sea­son­able dry has left many plants look­ing limp, but not Plants Whit­sun­day’s se­lec­tion of suc­cu­lents.

Plants Whit­sun­day gar­den designer Tia Mor­ris said the dry meant it was time to start think­ing wa­ter-wise.

“All our suc­cu­lents and cacti; they’re low main­te­nance, easy care and you can ac­tu­ally make some sen­sa­tional gar- dens with them,” she said.

Rarely re­quir­ing wa­ter­ing, suc­cu­lents and cacti are ideal for the week­end gar­dener.

“Most of th­ese will grow and thrive in the dry cli­mate with­out wa­ter­ing, but they are a plant, so to get the best out of them it’s best to wa­ter them once a week,” Ms Mor­ris said.

This doesn’t mean your gar­den need draw similarities with the Serengeti though.

“If some­one wanted to put in a wa­ter-wise gar­den and still have cov­er­age, we do have ground cov­ers as well that are just as hardy,” Ms Mor­ris said.

“You can re­ally cre­ate an awe­some, wa­ter-wise gar­den that you have to do al­most noth­ing to.”

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