Asked on May 1, 2017

I need help with a low maintenance Garden - a pretty one

Jeanne O'BoyleLaurieAnneMarge


I'm disabled and find gardening a challenge. I'm looking for some pretty low maintenance flowers that will cope in full sun. I live in Adelaide, SA AUSTRALIA. I was thinking of Hibiscus, Frangipani a couple of Lavender bushes. Any help is really appreciated. 😀🐯❤️
7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 1, 2017

    How about portulaca,and succulents instead.pretty much maintenance free.
  • D roach
    on May 1, 2017

    you need flowering shrubs, once established they will grow year after year. \your local garden centre should be able to offer advice on what grows well in your area. Also look at other peoples gardens around you to see what grows well and what you like.
  • Granywolf
    on May 1, 2017

    Yes I know it isn't nice to fool mother nature! I have gone to the dollar store and gotten silk flowers and poked them in the ground. Had neighbors come and wanted starters off them. It is worse to fool your neighbors. some don't like being fooled.
  • Pgl
    on May 1, 2017

    I bet if you ask there is a youth group or Scott needing a project. Have them lay down some no weed material plant perennials bushes to attract birds and butterflies. As for water get an old barrel and place it under a corner gutter. I would love to help you myself but I live in the USA
  • Marge
    on May 2, 2017

    We've had good luck with begonias in the full sun. No pinching required, grow nice & full all summer long. Just have to water, occasionally feed. Hope this helps. Your fellow gardener in New Jersey USA.
  • LaurieAnne
    on May 2, 2017

    Many thanks for your suggestions, I will see what I can do with them.
  • Jeanne O'Boyle
    on May 2, 2017

    I am not familiar with Australian flora, but in our blazing New Orleans sun, I have had great success with cosmos and four o'clocks, both of which re-seed themselves. They seem to thrive on neglect and the four o'clock smell wonderful. Good Luck!
    Jeanne O'Boyle
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