Now that the days are cooler there is plenty to do in the garden. I have a lot of plants grown from seed and cuttings to plant out. Last year I decided not to plant anything after August. Mostly that was a good decision except for some of the large clumps of lomandra that died.
I have begun to dig holes for the plants to fill in the gaps. The soil is so dry in some areas that it won’t absorb water. Filling each hole with water once or twice gives the new plants a reasonable start.
A pobblebonk frog struggled to the surface when one hole was filled and sat there stunned, probably wondering about the sudden deluge of water. These frogs survive by digging deep into the soil until the rains appear.
One Hibbertia had to have a severe cutting back as a rabbit had established several holes underneath it, and was hard to eradicate. While a lot of material was removed this plant spreads by layering and there are several shoots down near the base. After a good watering, it should recover in no time.