We were fortunate that the bushfires didn’t reach Metung but the hot weather did a bit of damage to our gardens here. Many plants suffered in the heat, even the Australian native plants and we lost a few of our less well established plants to the heat. One of the plants that we thought had died was a banksia which we had planted in the new garden beds I created back in August last year out the front of the house.
We thought it was dead but I have continued to hand water the plants as we are now on water restrictions. I was delighted to see that the plant is still alive and there are many new shoots. Hopefully it will put on a spurt of growth as we have had a little rain today.