Garden tips will be sown

ELISIA SEEBERSound Telegraph

Green-fingered guru Gary Heady says he calls a spade a spade when it comes to debunking gardening myths.

With 11 years experience, Mr Heady said he was confident in the natural methods of gardening.

“Nature has a way of doing it and we copy it,” he said.

“It is a certain amount of relief that we are now inviting nature in, rather than shunning it.”

Budding gardeners are invited to Gardenwise, a free seminar run by Beyond Gardens, a not-for-profit community organisation geared towards inspiring and empowering people to live sustainably.

Mr Heady said the three-hour seminar taught people how to replace inappropriate practices.

“We teach people how to use half of the water they use and end up with a garden that works with the environment not struggles through it,” he said.

“The aim is to highlight waterwise gardening practices that are suited to WA’s unique combinations of soils and climatic conditions.

The seminar takes place at the Koorliny Arts Centre on Tuesday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

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