In this gardening feature, IRT Maintenance Gardener Brian Wardhaugh reflects on wisdom and gardening.
"Experienced gardeners have usually made all their mistakes through trial and error and learnt from them."
3 wisdom-based gardening tips
1. Grow the right plant in the right place
Choosing the correct plant for its soil and water requirements, sun/shade/wind tolerance and ultimate size will save on maintenance, cost and grief down the track.
2. Embrace mistakes
Experienced gardeners have usually made all their mistakes through trial and error and learnt from them. They can tend to be ruthless, with little appetite for under-performing plants and have long-term vision.
3. Enjoy the process
Experienced gardeners also tend to be active, creative and intuitive and have an affinity with plants.
The getting of wisdom has been a life’s journey and a great companion as we head into our older years.
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