Oh! We do like to be beside the seaside

National lifesaving champs The Aussies are being held this week on the Sunshine Coast, a thong’s throw from our nursery.
(We can almost smell the sunscreen from here.) 

Our beautiful beaches are a playground for all of us, whether we’re exercising, building sandcastles with the kids, or just taking a stroll.

Living by the coast is relaxing and energising, but can be hard on our garden plants.

The wind dries out their foliage and stunts their growth. There’s often not much shade.
Salt spray coats the plants’ leaves, preventing them transpiring easily, and seeps into the soil. Soils are often sandy and very free-draining, as well as salty.

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