The front of our house is North facing so it gets a shit load of sun. Heaps of plants I have had out there have died in the harsh conditions so now it’s mostly succulents and the odd herb plant. I went on trademe and bought 12 succulents for $12 from a lady in Sandringham. I set about cleaning out all the empty pots and planting the succulents in them. I also planted a sad looking Italian Parsley plant from the supermarket, which is now thriving.
We also were given a Buddha that Mark’s mum’s dog had dug out of her garden. With the addition of a $10 door mat from Mitre 10 it actually looked half decent.
Succulents are really hard wearing and can tolerate dry conditions, so if like me, you are terrible at watering plants, succulents are the way to go. They usually get more than enough water from your average Auckland rainy days.
I think in the future I will also have some planter boxes out the front with flowers. I might plant a whole of Zinnias 🙂