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Waterwise Gardening

We've all had to change the way we use water in the garden.

Gardening Australia: Waterwise Gardening DVD

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Product name: Gardening Australia: Waterwise Gardening DVD

Reviewer: Jenny Blackford

Price: $29.95

Size: 92 Minutes

G Rating:

5

As evergreen gardener Peter Cundall tells us in the introduction to this DVD, waterwise gardening is the way of the future.

Water is too precious to waste, and we've all had to change the way we use water in the garden.

In the three episodes of the DVD, the ABC's Gardening Australia team offers us its usual excellent mix of inspiration and practical advice.

Regular presenters including Josh Byrne and Jane Edmanson take us to see gorgeous waterwise gardens all over the country, show us rainwater tanks and greywater systems ranging from complex high-end equipment to simple inexpensive setups, and demonstrate how to select and care for drought-tolerant plants.

Viewers whose gardens have suffered during the drought may find consolation in the fact that even expert gardener Jerry Coleby-Williams' garden has had problems.

Other highlights include how to tell whether a tree is drought-stressed, and how best to mulch to retain moisture in the soil.

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