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Casualties in the heat.......

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  • LynLyn Posts: 21,395

    Coldish and been raining for hours here, mine are well and truly watered, and rain expected for days to come!

    Dont be too hasty in chopping down, they could recover.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • im helping my dad out on his garden, finally he's admitted he needs help. yesterday was boiling hot and I thought we would be wiltering too like the plants,  but he said it was too hot to be gardening and he was taking me out to a garden centre and bought me a cup of tea and some plants!!

    now that's what I call a good boss!!

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,063

    Well I'm now feeling pretty foolish for spending ages watering my plants yesterday... it's chucking it down with rain. Well at least the soil will get a belt and braces double soaking.

  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,616

    No rain in Northampton yet and today is a lovely cool 25c after yesterdays 35c, went to the allotment today to find all my strawberries wilting I didn't want to water them as I had seen signs of botrytis but I wish that I had taken the chance now, still can't complain as I have been picking lovely juicy strawberries for a couple of weeks now. Everything else on the allotment looks to be ok as I have been watering every day and I painted the greenhouse with cool glass and installed a drip feeder fed from the water butt. The thermometer shows that the temperature in the greenhouse reached 30c yesterday so either it isn't working correctly or the cool glass did the trick. I have some other vegetables to plant into my allotment beds but I will wait for a few days until the rain arrives before I go ahead. Oh I even drenched the furrows between the potatoes today just in case they needed it as when I dug the first earlies this week the soil was very dry around them but still got a good crop all the same. I’m glad that I only live 5 minutes by bike from the allotment and that they have a water supply.

  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 6,968

    No real casualties but, I agree, the roses didn't really like it.  Rambler Paul's Noel especially looked a bit jaded but it has picked up today after some rain.  Mind you the Cannas revelled in it.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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