Ideas for a drought-tolerant garden

By Xanthe White In Gardens

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21st February, 2013
My garden is like a dust bowl, but I can’t bring myself to do anything about it. The lawn-mowing man has stopped coming, after his last visit produced little more than billows of dust. Even watering somehow feels redundant. The soil is so dry that the water from the hose flows down the hill towards me as fast as it hits the ground. Passion-vine hoppers are sucking the last sap from the withering plants, and other insects are thriving. And with so much live food on tap, the birds – in defiance of my overheated cats – seem more plentiful than ever. Along with the moreporks and tui, fantails ...

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