Time to plant

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.

hole dug and filled with water

hole dug and filled with water

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.

pobblebonkA 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.

a hard cut back on the hibbertia

a hard cut back on the hibbertia

some shoots near the base

some shoots near the base

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s