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Recommended Trees for Pools - Random Harvest Plant Nursery

I am regularly asked to recommend trees for around a swimming pool. Most people ask  for an evergreen tree.

I would like to make an argument for deciduous trees. Remember that although trees may be evergreen they do drop the old leaves and grow new ones and this is an ongoing process throughout the year, while a deciduous tree drops all its leaves in a short space of time.

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The Succulent Garden - Tips by Random Harvest Plant Nursery

Succulents have been described as the “retro” plants of today - with shapes, colours and textures that fit in well with the modern, simple style of décor and home design.

As gardening takes on a more environmentally conscious approach, aspects such as water conservation and wildlife gardening are incorporated into the design.

Whether you have or would like to install a more  conventional rock garden or something more modern, here are some tips for creating  a beautiful succulent garden.

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Guide to Water Conservation Garden Display

Water Conservation Gardening - Display by Heather Balcomb and Linda De Luca

Water Conservation Gardening is the wise use and management of any water in the garden, particularly rain water. Ideally our gardens should not let a drop of water leave our property - be it a home or business park, or shopping area.

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Succulents and Water Conservation Gardening

Did you know that by planting succulents, you save time, money and water? They also promote greater carbon absorption and require very little maintenance.

The days of selecting a dry, barren corner of your garden as the perfect place for a few succulents are long gone; they are now being appreciated for what they are - the crown jewels of the plant kingdom.

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