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Just a curious question on how the sun effects growth

KLKL Posts: 105
Hi, I had been away for 3 months and when I returned on 28th May noticed that my acer trees were flowering but very small leaves and the roses were barely showing anything but the large green buds. I was told the weather up to now had been wet and no sunny days but then we have had nothing but sunny days and they have all came alive with big colourful leaves on the acres and beautiful red roses. Does the sun really work so quick on these plants or was it purely timing of year ? Forgot to mention as soon as I was home I started watering every couple of days. Intrigued to hear your views, thanks..


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,234
    Some of both. The cold and dry April held back a lot of things I think, then May was cold but wet so they were ready to spring into growth as soon as the weather warmed up.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,985
    It's been similar here - everything is growing like crazy all of a sudden.
    We've had a lot of cold and dry weather, then we've had a lot of cold and wet weather, then we had more cold and dry weather and finally a week or so ago we've got some warm weather and some rain - plants are making the most of it - they have got a lot of catching up to do to get their job done before autumn
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,800
    edited June 2021
    Plants need sunlight to photosynthesise and produce energy to promote growth. 

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