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Grevillea "Pink Surprise" Nothing so delightful as to watch the wee honeyeaters dart from flower to flower.

Hakea laurina, Australian plant

Hakea laurina (Pin-cushion Hakea) is one of the most beautiful native plants of south-western Australia. In Italy and America its uses include street and hedge planting. by David Lade, via ShutterStock

Beautiful coastal gardens  can be created with attractive, salt and drought tolerant plants. Here we have planted Echiums, olives and native Australian grasses. For more garden ideas and inspiration see: http://www.diggers.com.au/about-us/garden-ideas.aspx

Beautiful coastal gardens can be created with attractive, salt and drought tolerant plants. Here we have planted Echiums, olives and native Australian grasses.

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Curved retaining wall with irregular height finish provides a great edge to your garden bed planting - critic by John Dodd. Oriniginal image from Fiona Brockhoff Design

plant suggestions:  Kangaroo Paw (not dwarf), full sun, drought tolerant, long bloom season, many hot colors

Great Drought Tolerant Plant: Kangaroo Paw

Borrowed from our friends down under, the Kangaroo Paw is becoming a staple of Southwest gardens. And rightly so, the drought tolerant, fuzzy pawed plant is a perfect fit for our scorching summers and lack of water.

NAFRAY® is a compact drought tolerant Pennisetum | Ornamental Native Australian Grass approx 60cm round. Non invasive.

Native Australian (double check as there are international versions too). NAFRAY® Pennisetum's showy, feathery flower plumes appear from summer to autumn

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i think this kind of palette could fit your lower terrace and front of house garden beds = dry garden with grasses, clipped shrubs, windswept trees, open wood fence


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