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Water Wise Gardening: the Best Plants for Hobsons Bay’s, Australia

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Water Wise Gardening: the Best Plants for Hobsons Bay’s, Australia

Water Wise Gardening: the Best Plants for Hobsons Bay’s, Australia

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  • 1. Water Wise GardeningThe best plants for Hobsons Bay’s conditions are indigenousgrassland and coastal woodland plants because: Seabrook Community Centre•• They are best suited to the local basalt clay soils Generally need less water than exotic plants to Rear Garden Plantings survive The centre has had an upgrade of the rear yard to improve the• Planting indigenous and native species also provides a natural facilities for all users. Please look around the yard and see the variety of habitat for local birds and insects. native plantings which may be suitable for planting in your home garden. Plants which are hardy, dry tolerant and native to the western suburbs have been selected. Some plants are also indigenous to the area.In addition to this, you can:• Use soil conditioners and water crystal products to reduce the need for watering in dry seasons• Use recycled or greywater to water your garden. Consider a stored greywater system and rebates available• Install a rainwater tank to collect and use water on the garden or a rain garden• Use a drip feed system to water or a trigger nozzle on the hose to maximise water efficiency.As part of maintaining a sustainable centre at Seabrook, the reargarden has been redeveloped. The area has been transformed toinclude casual timber and rockery seats, artificial turf areas,rubberised track and walkways, and a small rock climbing steparea.Low maintenance water wise native, indigenous and edibleplantings provide variety in the garden beds and are an example oftrees, shrubs and groundcovers suitable for use in the domesticsetting in and around the Seabrook area. re Befo
  • 2. P l a n t i n g sNo. Common name Botanical Name Full Grown Size Height mm Width mm1 Albany Woolly Bush Adenanthos Sericens 2000 25002 Eureka Lemon Citrus Limon eureka 3000 40003 Dawson River Bottlebrush Callistemon viminallis ‘Dawson River’ 4000 6000 1 2 Albany Woolly Bush Eureka Lemon4 Coprosma ‘Karo Red’ Coprosma ‘Karo Red’ 400 4005 Correa ‘Dusky Bells’ Correa ‘Dusky Bells’ 800 8006 Red Flowering Gum Corymbia ficifolia ‘Summer Red’ 6000 100007 Native Iris Dietes irioides 800 800 Callistemon 38 Whirling Butterflies Gaura leuhmannii 1000 10009 Leucadendraon Gold Leucadendraon ‘Winter Gold’ 800 1000 Correa 5 Native Iris 710 Seascape Mat-rush Lomandra seascape 400 400 1111 Creeping Boobialla Myoporum insulare 2000 30012 Granny Smith Apple Malus ‘Granny Smith’ 3000 4000 Leucadendraon 913 Red Fountain Grass Pennisetum officinalis purpureum 1000 1000 14 Rosemary14 Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis 600 600 Lomandra15 Lambs Ears Stachys byzantina 200 200 15 Lambs Ears