Drought tolerant garden

We have been trialing drought tolerant plants for over 30 years and offer an excellent range for all Australian gardens.
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BAY TREE
BAY TREE
PLANTS: WBAT
Aromatic, deep green leaves best-known as an essential ingredient in casseroles and bolognese. Plant as a feature tree, hedge or clip for topiary. Drought and salt-tolerant once established. Prune to maintain ...
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CATMINT 'WALKER'S LOW'
CATMINT 'WALKER'S LOW'
PLANTS: PCAWA
A classic edging plant for the flower border and just as at home beneath old-world roses where it is an exceptional companion plant. Long flowering and vigorous, this catmint provides months of colour and its beautiful mauve-blue flowers attract beneficial insects and pollinators to the garden.
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ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD BLUE'
ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD BLUE'
PLANTS: WECHB
SORRY SOLD OUT FOR SPRING. Originally selected from a chance seedling at Heronswood, this echium is covered with tall candle-like spikes of cool sky-blue in spring. Ideal for attracting bees to your garden to increase...
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ERYNGIUM 'BLUE SEA HOLLY'
ERYNGIUM 'BLUE SEA HOLLY'
PLANTS: PERPL
This beautiful European sea holly forms clumps of heart-shaped leaves, over which a profusion of anodised, blue thimbles appear on vibrant stems. Tolerant of the toughest conditions, `Blue Sea Holly' may require stakin...
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EUPHORBIA CHARACAIS 'OLIVER'
EUPHORBIA CHARACAIS 'OLIVER'
PLANTS: PECO
PECO
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EUPHORBIA LAMBII ATROPURPUREA
EUPHORBIA LAMBII ATROPURPUREA
PLANTS: PELA
A striking foliage plant with grey-green leaves trimmed in silver, this euphorbia seems to shimmer in the garden when viewed from a distance. A neatly mounded habit suited to a variety of garden styles, the foliage ...
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GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
PLANTS: PGAS
A graceful and long flowered selection, whose myriad flowers dance on tall stems throughout summer and autumn. These glistening butterfly-like white flowers emerge with long filaments, unfolding from pink buds. ...
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LAVENDER 'AVONVIEW'
LAVENDER 'AVONVIEW'
PLANTS: PLAAV
Often flowering twice each season, the fragrant purple flowers are beloved by beneficial bees. This vigorous form of Italian lavender soon forms a rounded shrub of attractive grey-green leaves. Clip lightly after each flowering to maintain foliage density and to encourage repeat flowering. 'Avonview' can be easily shaped into a tough, informal h...
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LAVENDER 'GROSSO'
LAVENDER 'GROSSO'
PLANTS: PLAEG
The most fragrant of all the lavenders, 'Grosso' produces an abundance of violet-blue spikes with a high oil content. This is the classic lavender for perfume, decorating the French countryside where it is farmed en ...
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LEMON THYME
LEMON THYME
PLANTS: PTHL
A lemony version of this popular garden staple, the fragrant foliage is perfectly paired with fish or poultry dishes. Masses of pink spring blossoms attract the bees while the foliage deters the bad bugs.
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PHLOMIS 'LEMON BLUSH'
PHLOMIS 'LEMON BLUSH'
PLANTS: PPHI
Whorls of primrose hooded flowers, faintly blushed pink, are held along upright spires during spring. Soft felted grey foliage covers this rounded shrub, which thrives in summer drought and blistering heat.
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PINK EVENING PRIMROSE
PINK EVENING PRIMROSE
PLANTS: PEVP
Generous and exuberant, evening primrose flowers all summer, with soft pink flowers in such profusion they provide months of colour. Best planted as a border or ground cover in high traffic areas to contain its spread.
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Rock Samphire
Rock Samphire
PLANTS: WROS
As the species name suggests, this plant will thrive in coastal gardens, forming a tight ground cover in rocky cracks and sandy soils. The fleshy, green-blue leaves are prepared as a pickle and used as a condiment ...
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SALVIA MUIRII
SALVIA MUIRII
PLANTS: PSAMU
Another exceptionally tough salvia originating from Southern Africa, sweet small blue flowers cover this smaller shrub-like salvia. Perfect candidate for drought tolerant gardens and tough conditions once established.
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SALVIA SEMIATRATA
SALVIA SEMIATRATA
PLANTS: PSASA
Semiatrata means half blackened referring to the dark colour of the corolla tube of this hardy shrub-like salvia. An ideal plant for a sloping bank that basks in full sun. It will flower through most of the year in ...
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SEDUM 'MATRONA'
SEDUM 'MATRONA'
PLANTS: PSEMA
With maroon stems and clusters of pale pink flowers, this sedum makes a fascinating display in any garden or vase. This variety takes on wonderful russet colours during autumn as the pale-pink flowerheads fade to reddish-brown.
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SEDUM SIEBOLDII
SEDUM SIEBOLDII
PLANTS: PSESI
SORRY! I AM GROWING AND WILL BE READY SOON. A brilliant ground cover for the rock garden or dry border, with silver-blue scalloped foliage that forms a carpet of colour, bearing clusters of star-shaped bright pink flowers in late summer. Suitable for planting on a green (energy-smart) roof.
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TEUCRIUM HETEROPHYLLUM
TEUCRIUM HETEROPHYLLUM
PLANTS: PTEH
A low-growing silver shrub from the Canary Islands, smothered in burnt orange flowers during the warmer months. Orange-red tubular flowers are displayed from late winter until early summer, aging to a blood red. ...
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VARIEGATED SAGE
VARIEGATED SAGE
PLANTS: PVSA
A must for the herb garden because of its colour and flavour. Golden leaves with dark-green splashes provide contrast in the garden year round. Grow somewhere sunny and don't over water as the flavour is best when it...
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WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
PLANTS: PWOP
A low compact mound, as dense as mercury, provides the perfect foliage contrast to all cottage flowers. Tolerant of high winds and salt spray, 'Powis Castle' makes an effective hedge if given a hard prune every spring to keep it compact. The essential garden backbone for pastel colour schemes.
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WORMWOOD 'VALERIE FINNIS'
WORMWOOD 'VALERIE FINNIS'
PLANTS: PWOV
An invaluable foliage plant with distinctive lance-shaped leaves terminating in striking white rosettes, this wonderful perennial was named for 'Valerie Finnis', a renowned British photographer and gardener. An excellent foil in the garden or perennial border. Also suited to cut flower arrangements.
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CALIFORNIAN TREE POPPY
CALIFORNIAN TREE POPPY
PLANTS: WROC
The toughest and most beautiful of all poppies. Huge white scented blooms with golden pom-poms flower for up to 4 months. Revels in our summer heat especially in dry sandy soils. Endemic to the dry chaparral areas of ...
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CAPER BUSH
CAPER BUSH
PLANTS: PCAPE
Revelling in scorching, dry heat, this Mediterranean gourmet delight will start to produce the flower buds (which can be pickled or dry salted) in its second year. Produces up to 8kg of buds when mature. One year ...
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CEANATHUS 'YANKEE POINT'
CEANATHUS 'YANKEE POINT'
PLANTS: PCEYA
This horizontal form with its shiny green leaves and pale-blue flowers fits elegantly in the landscape. A compact and tough plant from the Californian hills, this spectacular shrub flowers in profusion from early spring and makes the perfect backdrop for spring flowering bulbs like daffodils and bluebells.
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2021 Gardening Diary & calendar Combo
2021 Gardening Diary & calendar Combo
BOOKS: ADIAC21
The complete garden combo for 2021! The beautifully illustrated Diggers Club Diary features a week to a page, seeds to sow each month, blank pages for seasonal observations, and handy pockets for your seed packets and plant labels, while The Diggers Calendar showcases stunning garden photography to inspire you throughout the entire year. This tr...
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STRAWBERRY 'FRESCA' 5 PACK
STRAWBERRY 'FRESCA' 5 PACK
PLANTS: PSTFR5
A whole metre of strawberries for $20! This heavy cropping strawberry producing delicious deep-red fruit of medium size from late summer into autumn. Suited to pots or garden beds. Includes 5 plants.
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LAVENDER GROSSO (3 Plants)
LAVENDER GROSSO (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PLAEG3
The most fragrant of all the lavenders, 'Grosso' produces an abundance of violet-blue spikes with a high oil content. This is the classic lavender for perfume, decorating the French countryside where it is farmed en masse. 'Grosso' is heat, drought and frost tolerant and adored by bees.
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