As the weather begins to really start to warm, I am increasingly keen to get plants into the ground if I can. I still have weaving rushes (sedges) that need happy homes. There tubestock pots have become less and less happy.
Careful observation makes me think the place where they might have enough soil moisture to make it through the summer is in the culvert I have begun planting out. I added them to edge of the channel, where there is some clay that is still quite wet. Those further up the bank were planted a few weeks ago and have grown quite visibly. I spent some time trying to increase the water holding shaping of the bank, as you can see water just runs down it despite my efforts.
Here is the other side of the bank, complete with mystery plants.
I also planted this scrambling saltbush. One of them had a stray sheoak seedling in with it. Fingers crossed!
A few boobialla up on the top of the banks.
And here is the bigger picture. You can barely see my plantings, just the mystery plants, about 30-40 cm high.
Gnaphalium affine (jersey cudweed)? Helichrysum luteoalbum? Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum? One source suggests the last two are are the same plant… and that the common name is Jersey cudweed. Thanks for your suggestions! I will keep looking and accepting clues. Meanwhile, the mystery continues…