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Save Each Drop with the RTBG

Check out our handy clips below on how to save water in your garden, featuring Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) expert, Marcus Ragus, and ABC Gardening Australia personality, Tino Carnevale.

Xero water gardens     

Which plants are best adapted to local conditions and will thrive without additional watering.   

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Practical mulching  

Expert tips and tricks on mulching your garden. What types of mulch are best for you, how do they work, what are the pros and cons of a well mulched garden bed.

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Lawn and order      

Transform your lawn from an expensive, time consuming burden into a sustainable, cost effective and environmentally friendly show piece.

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All fed up

The best solutions for feeding your plants.

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Swale me away  

Discover the art of swales and how these unique, attractive and easy to construct structures can add value to a garden landscape

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Biospheres: The forgotten art of terrariums

The ideal example of a sustainable and resource-friendly pocket garden.

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No dig jig

No dig gardens are a great way to garden sustainably, improve your soils and save water and money.

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Irrigation water savers

Finding the best water savers for your garden.

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Plant design

Water saving plantscape design tips.

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No brainer container

A practical and hands-on exploration of potting mixes and fabulous water saving tips for container-based plants.

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Propagating xerophytes

How to propagate your own water-efficient plants from cuttings.

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Done dirt cheap

How you can make sure that your soil is taking in the water your plants need.

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Secret life of soil

Beneath the surface of our soil is a secret world of amazing life.

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The great composter

Compost is the best way to save water in the garden.

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