Welcome to my Hardy Cactus Garden
Growing frost-hardy exotics in England
Well, it's official - global warming is here to stay (More details on my Climate page - link on bottom panel), so I thought I'd be prepared. I've turned my front garden into a desert - before it happens naturally! I'm not the first to do it, but there aren't many of us - yet!
It's an extension of my hobby of cactus collecting but now that the cost of heating fuel has rocketed, I can save money by just growing frost-hardy plants. Also, I no longer have a lawn to mow and with our current drought order banning the use of hose pipes - I shall never have to water either. The only maintenance I envisage is a little weeding and from next year I hope to see a mass of colour from a "desert in bloom".
Or this, a view from the gate:
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