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Pictured: Head gardener at West Dean gardens, Tom Brown. Tom is pictured with the flower beds<br />
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Are these the flower beds of the future?<br />
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A drought tolerant experimental meadow with 2,500 plants has been introduced at a British conservation college - just in time for the hosepipe ban.<br />
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The 1,200 sq metre meadow, at West Dean College in Chichester, West Sussex, is covered in stone mulch with 50 different types of deep rooted plants.<br />
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The beds have been cracking in the heat so homemade compost has been laid out which requires less water and fertiliser.<br />
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The seeds from the carefully selected plants will be collected later in the year and used to grow next year's batch.