Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sun damage on plants

Some pics of garden plants after the "hottest day ever recorded" here (45C/114F) of a week or so ago.
Plants with broad upward facing leaves faired the worst and these now show a distinctive beige or tan patch on each leaf which may take awhile to outgrow, while others have simply gone to ground like Agapanthus which appears as a dishevelled mess of bleached leaves.
Succulents simply boiled alive until their leaves collapsed and now they appear curiously twisted and deformed.
I am just waiting for some rain and milder days so I can get back to work.
2017 update: Same again this summer.

1 comment:

  1. What bad luck! Our top was 43.8 oC and I'm amazed at how well our garden faired. I wonder if that difference of 1-2 degrees could make so much difference?