The bandicoots came back! Some old gardeners around the area say that you shouldnt water in the afternoon as this brings the worms to the surface and attracts bandicoots. Well, we have been trying to get the grass pieces that we added to grow, and so we have been watering. One morning it looked as though fifty bandicoots had come in and dug it all up! Bandicoot party! I didnt take photos as I was too sad. they totally ignored the trap that was set to catch them. Too busy dancing around and digging up my grass!
I carefully inspected the back fence and found that behind my archway was the area they had got in. Out came all the messy cats whiskers - dont worry I saved a few and planted them off to to the side, so we will still have the honeyeaters visiting. Wow that really opened it up! This area does look a bit straggly and untidy now, I will have to work on that..
What with dealing with bacterial wilt, and keeping the bandicoots out, sometimes gardening is a bit like walking a tightrope - just as this dragonfly is doing.