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  1. 5 best low-maintenance hedge plants and how to plant them

    5 best low-maintenance hedge plants and how to plant them
    Hedges can be used to mark a boundary, edge a path or garden bed or screen out unwanted views. Hedging plants need to be evergreen (so they are green and leafy year round), suitable for clipping and robust. We've got all the know-how you need when it comes to selecting and planting low-maintenance hedge plants.   How to plant a...
  2. Top drought-resistant plants

    Top drought-resistant plants
    Long dry conditions, water restrictions and the high cost of water are all here to stay. It's not all bad news, though. Low-level water restrictions shouldn’t restrict gardening, as they actually reflect best practice when it comes to watering. The cool of the early morning, or overnight when evaporation is low as mandated by water restrictions, are the best times...
  3. Wind-tolerant plants and plantings

    Wind-tolerant plants and plantings
    Have you ever noticed how plants growing near the coast or on windy hillsides are often small and gnarled? They look as if they’re hanging on with all their roots, trying to keep their branches low and out of the wind. The very same plant growing in a sheltered spot usually stands tall and upright. If your garden, or even...

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