New growth appearing

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.

The banksia’s leaves are generally leathery and after the hot days they were crisp.

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.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    How marvellous that it has survived. Good luck little plant.

  2. sarasinart says:

    I hope your area is in the clear now.

    1. suth2 says:

      Thank you. We have had a drenching of rain recently so I think we are in the clear.

  3. Miriam says:

    Good to see that new growth. Hopefully with all the rain we’re having it’s now thriving.

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