Cactus is a winner

AVID gardener Lucy Corocker has always had a thing for cactus, and when the weather dried up, it became quite a practical thing to be fond of.

She spends every day in her Mexican-inspired garden, but only needs to water once a week.

Her water-wise efforts won her first prize in the Department of Housing and Communities water-wise house garden section, in her first year of entering the competition.

“I’m conscious of being water-wise, and it really is a very low-maintenance garden,” she said.

When she moved in to her Bundaberg North home a little more than 10 years ago, it was untidy bushland.

Now it is overflowing with Mexican influence and quirky accessories, including a mural on the shed out the back and a miniature bridge in the front.

“I have all the ideas, and my husband just does what he is told,” she said, when deciding who should take the most credit.



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