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Planting indigenous plants in your garden support our local flora and limit the number of invasive species entering our natural spaces. An indigenous selection of plants in your garden will help to create a healthy ecosystem and support biodiversity.
Non-indigenous flowers and trees may look good in our gardens, but they often require a lot of work and use a lot more water. They also provide little or no food for honeybees, indigenous pollinators, songbirds, and other endemic wildlife, which sadly leads to the reduction of our bird and bee populations. Often non-indigenous plants grow faster than indigenous species, displacing them and suppressing the endemic flora.
Planting indigenous plants in your garden have many benefits:
Below are a few of our indigenous gems that can really uplift you garden:
Gardens planted with exotic plants can be resource-intensive and high maintenance, requiring frequent watering, weeding and fertilisation. Embrace the eco-conscious movement of planting indigenous for a garden that’s kind to the earth, and to you.
Join us this Friday 28 October 2022 for our FREE online workshop on: ‘Indigenous Gems – Our Hidden Treasures’, with Garden Guru Sue Both.
Please use the following login details to join us at 11am sharp over Zoom:
Meeting ID: 863 2568 9794
or use the following direct link: https://bit.ly/3TwjmMx