Help with ailing tree fern please
I have what I believe is an Australian tree fern growing in a shade garden at my house. It's been there for 10 years that we know of -- came with the house when we moved in.
For years it did just fine with no particular attention. Now it's doing very poorly and has but a handful of bracts (is that the word?) left.
We recently discovered a serious break in the irrigation system. I suspect it's been broken for a long time. Is it possible returning moisture to the area will solve the problem or should I do more for this plant?
I will appreciate any recommendations. It would be exceedingly difficult to replace because that's adobe clay soil interwoven with a mesh of tree and large shrub roots.
Thanks in advance.