Popular Mechanics (South Africa)

Choose plants that like the current – and future – temperatur­e and rainfall of your region as well as the light conditions and soil of your garden.

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Generally, this leads to indigenous plant choices. Check with local indigenous nurseries to see if plants you like grow in areas with similar conditions to your area. Take into account the climate change projected for your region within your lifetime – be that higher temperatur­es, increased storm activity and rainfall, or drought. This will improve the garden’s adaptabili­ty in the future.

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