Native & Waterwise Garden Design October
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About the Event
Native plants of Western Australia have evolved over time to be perfectly adapted to our harsh conditions. Low nutrient, sandy or clay soil. Low rainfall and strong suns and winds all make for a pretty touch environment to live in – but our native species have done it for 100’s of thousands of years.
The south west area of Australia was the first identified “global hotspot” in Australia and one of the original 25 around the world classified as such for wildlife and plants and as far as diversity goes, there are more species of flowering plants in our Fitzgerald River National Park than in the United Kingdom.
Native waterwise gardens can be low maintenance, provide sanctuary, habitat and food for native birds, insects and reptiles, increase soil fertility, increase urban canopy cover and increase urban cooling all with year round flowering colour – all on little or no water.
Through this workshop we will look at:
- Importance of planting species native to Western Australia,
- Design of a native garden to look beautiful year round,
- Native plants on your verge
- Variety from ground covers, to creepers, shrubs and trees
- Soil identification and what native plants to grow in that soil
- Pot sizes, how to plant, maintenance and pruning
- Watering and mulching
- Where to buy and source
Attendees are encouraged to bring in soil samples for assessing and working out what plants will work best for you.