There is a chronic shortage of water in Western Australia due to the climate, limited water supply and ever-growing population.
When I was growing up, the population was predominantly British and every one had English-style gardens, with lawns. Now we are being encouraged to move away from this traditional style and establish gardens using native Australian plants or other plants with low water requirements.
We are only allowed to water our gardens two days per week between certain hours - which two days depends on your address. Our days to water are Sunday and Thursday.
This roadside sign belongs to a local plant nursery (the Zanthorrhea nursery) which specialises in native plants.