I’ve set a task for myself. Mothers Tongues. And I’m not talking about the ones that gave you a verbal lashing when you were 10, I’m talking about those hardy drought tolerant Mothers Tongue plants. When my husband and I first bought our home in 2006, drought hardy plants were all the rage in Sydney due to water restrictions and a general lack of rain.
From Agaves to Succulents, it was all about low water gardens and low maintenance plants. The Mothers Tongues in our garden bed looked good at the start, neat green and healthy, then over the years they multiplied like rabbits, and are now bursting at the seams and turning a slight yellow complete with rust spots….Mothers Tongues, it’s time to go. So with the Sydney dam at near 80% capacity and a lifting on water restrictions, we can excitedly start to fill our gardens with tropical plants and less Sahara desert plants. So wish me luck on pulling all these babies out over the next week. I’m also looking forward to giving the garden bed a more tropical feel! Stay tuned, I don’t have a green thumb, so lets see how we go, how hard could this be???