We decided to resume having a bucket in the sink while rinsing vegetables and salads, and when rinsing plates, so we could put that water on plants that have been suffering. One plant has made a resurgence - a hibiscus that is madly flowering. We are wondering if it is going through its death throes and producing lots of flowers. But I am pretty sure it flowered lots last year too, and for a long time. It was struggling a lot with the heat and dryness, so it has been my mission to put the kitchen waste water onto it.
There has been a young wattlebird living in it lately, making almost constant noise.