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CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLANTS FOR YOUR SITUATION

Choosing the Right Street Trees

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Avoid the above, and put some thought into the tree you choose.

Leafy suburbs are often the richest, most expensive real-estate. The trees planted 50 years ago are not the same trees planted today. Poplars, plane trees and jacarandas are no longer part of the modern street tree menu.... READ MORE

Choosing Plants for Clay Soils

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By Kate Wall

Clay soils can be very heavy and hard to dig, with a tendency towards water logging. While heavy clay soils will need significant improvement before most plants will happily grow in them, moderate to light clay soils can be very suitable for ... READ MORE

Soil Improvement

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By Kate Wall

In general work on improving the soil or correcting soil pH should be done before planting takes place. When starting a new garden, understanding your soil will greatly assist you to choose plants well suited to growing in that soil. If you... READ MORE

Choosing Plants for Sandy Soils

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By Kate Wall

Sandy soils can be very free draining and do not hold a lot of moisture or nutrients for plants. Plants which naturally grow in sandy soils will perform best in gardens with similar soils. Very few soils are pure sand, and most plants which... READ MORE

Understanding Your Soil

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By Kate Wall

The type of soil you have will greatly impact on the types of plants which will grow happily in your garden and the degree of care they will need.

Australian soils can be highly variable, from very sandy soils to... READ MORE

Drought Tolerant Plants

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By Kate Wall

One way of reducing the water needs of our gardens is to grow plants which have low water needs. These plants are often described as drought tolerant as they are able to withstand long periods without water. Although these plants are able to cope without a... READ MORE

Caring for a Garden During Drought

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By Kate Wall

Where ever you live in Australia, periods of extended dry weather and even drought are likely to impact on your garden. Water restrictions are likely to remain as long term realities which will limit the amount of supplementary watering you are able to give... READ MORE