Bring a touch of the tropics to any garden with a bromeliad. They require very little maintenance beyond keeping their well like centre core topped up with water. The Giant Bromeliad is a fantastic addition to any garden, in a shaded spot or indoors, it can grow up to 1 metre in width and eventually it will flower throwing out an eye-catching flower-spike. You shouldn’t over water it and avoid watering its soil, just make sure the central ‘well' of the plant is topped up and your bromeliad will be happy for years to come.
Bushy, drought tolerant plants such as rosemary and lavender are perfect for a low maintenance garden and they also can be used in cooking and around the home. Grouped together under the quaint name ‘cottage garden plants' there’s quite a few similar plants that love the sun and don’t need too much water. Ask at a garden centre for a guide on what might work best in your local conditions.
GRAND GROUND COVER
If you can’t find time to weed then you’ll need some kind of ground cover to fill in those blank spaces in your garden beds and choke out the weeds. There are some fantastic options available that are low maintenance and look great. Pig face gets the nod for being a resilient, fast growing ground cover that produces wonderful flowers. Dichondra repens is a hardy native that grows in a tightly packed, lawn like spread and responds best to low levels of watering.