I decided to add a border to a garden I established not that long ago. The garden itself has a philotheca, an acacia, and a grevillea, so a native border will compliment them nicely.
As the soil is poor clay, I decided to dig a trench for the planting and then backfill with quality Martins native soil mix. The bed is raised and sloping, so I’m not worried about water retention.
The trench was dug a little deeper than the pots. A cm or two of native soil mix was added along the base, then the plants carefully placed at the spacing I wanted.
Once backfilled with the native soil mix it was watered in well.
Although we have a bit of a heatwave here – six days of ~40 degree days, and only down to 22 overnight – I’m not too worried about planting in this heat. The plants have been growing in full sun nearby, in pots filled with the same Martins soil I’m using in the garden. Any transplant stress will be minimal, and I’ll keep the water up to them for a week or so.