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So this weather - what did you lose ?

I have a couple of Geums that are crisped out after that heat and sun. Apart from those all I’ve lost are some tiny lettuces that werent doing much anyway.
how did others gardens fair ?


  • gjautosgjautos Posts: 426
    Half a dozen geum. A Heuchera, possibly two, will see if the second recovers. A young blue fescu. Plenty of other plants look very sorry for themselves so time will tell if I lose more. I see it as an opportunity to buy more plants and change a few things😄. The garden will just look a little bare in places for a while is all.
  • Shauna2021Shauna2021 Posts: 53
    edited July 2022
    I lost a lemon drop chilli. 
  • Petunias, generally everything in one of my hanging baskets, watered 3 times yesterday but the tops just crisped. Hydrangeas got burned leaves and some of the heads bleached. 
    Marne la vallée, basically just outside Paris 🇫🇷, but definitely Scottish at heart.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,403
    I am back home on Friday. I am bracing myself for devastation.
  • WAMSWAMS Posts: 1,848
    edited July 2022
    Some annuals, a deep tray of very large verbena bonariensis plants, every lily flower that was out, a few buds on roses which I had so been anticipating (about half the buds on Gabriel Oak.... nooooo). Oddly enough two out of six hollyhocks look as though they might have snuffed it- I thought they were unkillable. One potted hydrangea has horrible crisped leaves, as does one clematis 
  • bcpathomebcpathome Posts: 1,256
    2 little gem lettuce and a small lavender plant .Nothing that drastic lost here despite the 42degrees on Tuesday .
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,959
    I have lost several Calendulas, a couple of small dahlias and a hebe (that was pretty much on its way out anyway to be fair). 
    Some rather sick looking geums revived after a good soaking.
    The plant l'm most concerned about is a Nandina that l moved a few months ago. It was well watered and healthy looking, but the leaves that were a reddish colour have all turned a light pink. 
    I don't know whether it's on the way out tbh. 
     I hope not, it's a lovely plant.
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,573
    Not sure yet. Feverfew definitely dead. Potentilla have one or two green leaves left. Hardy fuchsia might recover. I don't know. Roses can look ok and then die so I'm not sure about them. I'd given up on my hydrangeas before the heatwave. They're probably dead.
    I've done a bit of watering so we'll see what happens.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • borgadrborgadr Posts: 683
    Came back from holiday to find 5 hydrangeas shrivelled and crispy (and they're in afternoon shade), 5 spring-planted blechniums and a couple of dryopteris dead in the shade, shrivelled alchemilla mollis, wilting rudbeckias, primulas and a fuschia, a seriously stressed rambling rose, and forget-me-not seedlings in the ground all but disappeared.

    They might have survived the heatwave if it weren't for the 3 very dry months that preceeded it.

    All the above planted in the ground - I had a neighbour watering the lots.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,403
    edited July 2022
    I have a "dry bed" that is supposedly drought tolerant, planted for that purpose. Full sun, sand. It will be interesting, on return, to see how it has faired - verbena bon., poppies, alchemila ...
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