Bricks, railway sleepers and rocks, these are too ordinary materials that we can find on a garden bed border easily. But why not boost your imagination? Use recycled glass bottles,shipping pallets, clam shells and even logs to change the boring borders.
Water-wise gardening doesn't mean you have to plant only natives. There's a huge list of world-wide plants you can use to spectacular effect. For more practical gardening advice, see our feature 75 Gardening Ideas (Page Australian House & Garden, May