Oh boy :(:(I could send you tons of snow that would melt fast were you live. Hugs
Same for us in rural Western Australia though it gets so hot out here that we have all our plants covered with shade-cloth on at least three sides by October. The worst is the hot, dry wind in the afternoon... it just fries our plants if they're not protected That being said even a hot wind is better than no breeze at all. :)
Lucky for us, our town has a pool so that's where we hang out all summer *wink*
Thank you for the weather zone I have never been into that site before , great site .
Oh, that means we are in for the hot weather a few days later in Albury N.S.W. My roses are just about finished after there fourth flowering this season, they were really beautiful this year. The rest of the garden however is starting to dry out a little, we are not on restrictions with water so far. Stay inside keep cool and plenty of sewing will keep you going. Sandra.
That's really hot. We are all experiencing weather that is abnormal. I hope we haven't broken Mother Nature.
I hope so to..
I feel for you I was in Perth this time last year and it was so hot but not as hot as you are going to be this year.
I would get some Hessian and shade your roses as much as you can it works better than shade cloth in my opinion. Roses are pretty tough just cut off any flowers that are almost finished so the bush can concentrate on the buds.
We have 15 of the most beauitful rose bushes they are my husbands pride and joy he is off to Bunning this morning to get something to put over them .
I know this feeling well. You hope you got enough out of it to make it worth the effort before it burns and shrivels. Would a temporary shade cloth help? (Anything that creates temporary shade.) We usually say well, we're too old to bother with this again next year, and then we forget over the winter and dive back into the work.
My heart goes out to you. It is crazy everywhere and all areas are suffering different issues. Keep carrying those buckets. It is not a waste and the plants say thanks for every bucket.
Today it is snowing out here. I will trade.. Sorry to hear about your garden We put a lo of work into a garden too and it is disappointing when it does not thrive.
We are also expecting a heatwave next week. The whole of Southern Africa need rain so badly
I always watch the weather coming from your part of the world as we usually get a spin off from it also .
What I do Cathy is get up early in the morning and water the garden for about half an hour. We have water restrictions here in Newcastle from July 2014 the rules include:
■ All hand-held hoses must have a trigger nozzle.
■ Watering with a sprinkler, irrigation system or trigger nozzle hose is permitted before 10am or after 4pm.
■ No hosing of hard surfaces such as driveways.
■ All vehicles must be washed with a bucket, trigger nozzle hose or pressure cleaner.
I do hope you can do some early morning watering to give your lovely garden some relief. Love Chris
Chris, we have not been allowed to use a hose pipe for years because of drought conditions. I carry 27 buckets of water around the garden every 2/ 3 days. I am so used to it that I don't think I would want to use a hose pipe. The bucket system waters much more deeply. Every plant I care for - mostly my roses gets one bucket at a time. Keeps me fit!!!!
💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 nice arms Sarah. I hope you use both equally.
Thanks Chris , we have a lot of those restrictions here also my husband is always up by 6 each morning and starts to water , but we are heading into 6/7 days of over 40 deg they are saying it will break a record set in 1933 if it happens . Not looking forward to this .