The NCA have announced that the summer just past has done for the 12,000 Hebe plants lining Anzac Parade.
- The planter beds along the central strip of Anzac Parade contain Hebe ‘Autumn Glory’, a variety native to New Zealand which is no longer readily available.
‘The hot dry summer in Canberra this year has taken its toll on the plants, and many are now nearing the end of their life span.’
They’re hoping the New Zealand High Commission will bestir itself to come up with a hardier kiwi variety to replace the Hebes, but it sounds as if they’re very much at the start of figuring out what to do.
Maybe it would have been cheaper to water the plants?