Today’s forecasted high is 26ºC (78.8ºF); that is hot enough for me but it’s a respite from yesterday’s 38ºC (100.4ºF) maximum. At 7:00 a.m., it was a pleasant 22ºC and cloudy so I took the opportunity to photograph the garden to show you how my plants survived the heat wave.
S0me didn’t miss a beat despite the heat. At the front, the Apple Blossom carpet rose and the Anthony Waterer pink Spirea pushed out new blooms. Both are in pots. Please click on the photos to enlarge.
The fruit trees all fared well:
At the back the Galangal ginger has a few browned leaves but showing new growth and two huge flower spikes. The fig tree in the background kept all its figs (some are bagged) and the orange Abutilon soldiered on. You can see that there is not a lot of room from the house to the fence.
On the ground facing south (that’s the dark side, we being in the southern hemisphere) the native violets and begonias on the ground didn’t notice the heat.
This Fuchsia was given to me by Costa, the host of Gardening Australia (ABCTV) when he interviewed me for the show. It was singed but there are new buds.
Of course the hibiscuses loved the heat..
…and the succulents and cactus had no complaints
The herbs went berserk:
Maybe it’s the four-leaf clover (Nard00) that brought me good luck or maybe my garden survived because I get up at dawn to water it well every morning.
P.s. Looks like the B.O.M. is wrong again as it is 28ºC (82ºF) at 1:30 p.m.