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garden indigenous succulent

My West Coast Garden

As you can see from my photos we have a long thin plot right on the beach. The site gets both the south easter and the destructive north wester. I have tried to remain faithful to the indigenous flora although I do love a pretty exotic now and again. I particularly love my daylilies. To combat the salt I water regularly washing off the salt deposit. I planted a hedge of camphor (tarchonathus camphoratus) which is hardy and indigenous. It is struggling in some places but I believe we are winning .

The use of chrysanthemoides monilifera(bietou) and also the carissa macrocarpa along

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garden soil

Two West Coast questions

Hi guys!

I live in Melkbosstrand (Western Cape, West Coast) and we have a real problem with hydrophobic soil. How does one rectify this cost-effectively and safely? Also, I want to plant some plants that are indigenous to the West Coast where I live and that are drought resistant. Do you have any ideas? How should I prepare my hydrophobic soil for these plants?

Thanks very much!

Regards,

Joey