Thursday, May 30, 2024

Plant selection

Dominic Dirou had to broaden his plant palette to adapt to a changing climate (Image: Patrick Regnault)
Plant selection

Future-proofing our plantings

By Patrick Regnault

Unsettled weather patterns driven by climate change is affecting plant selection. Plants that we once thought to be thriving are now affected by warmer temperatures as well as highly variable and unpredictable precipitation. This is already affecting existing plants in a diverse manner whilst also causing problems in adapting new plants to these conditions.Continue reading

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Tibouchina "Peace Baby" can reach 1.5m to 2m high given the right conditions
Plant selection

Size matters – Seeking correct information on plant dimensions

By Patrick Regnault

The placement of plants in a garden is what makes the design a success or a failure. It may not be seen straight away but as the plants grow, we may find that the small shrub we have used in a garden design is in fact a sprawling, 3m monster, or what was believed to be a small tree is in fact a large shrub.Continue reading

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