Spring is here and for some budding gardeners it’s really important that they do things in the right way and getting advice from an expert is a great way to go. I can’t recommend anyone (except me) but your probably find someone in the Yellow Pages. Even in the Adelaide area the climate can be quite different from one side of the city to the other. From the canal to Brighton area to the city the temperature varies. Generally it’s not quite as hot except when you get those northerlies account the local climate and the local soils.
Much of the soil patterns around Glenelg Glenelg North and Glengowrie are silt based with quite good soils but they have a tendency to dry out fast. So if you want something to grow well in the local area it’s a good idea to pick plants that are well adapted to this microclimate. When you look at trees you need to decide whether you’re looking for a feature or perhaps a block out plant. In general I don’t recommend planting large trees in the suburbs and limit the height of trees to a roundabout 10 to 20 m. So what to plant in the way of trees?
So if you look around will see that there is a lot of bottlebrush planted around houses and this is an excellent plant that will adapt really well to your garden situation in almost all cases. You can get bush or tree varieties and generally they are relatively easy to maintain with the benefit of attracting our native birds.