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The Sun did more harm than good to my plants today.


By alextb


With temeperatures reaching 26c and the heat from the direct Sun feeling like you were sitting on a tropical island, I did enjoy it, until I look round and find my plants didn’t feel the same.

This morning approx 10:30

This afternoon approx 3:00

This morning approx 10:30

This afternoon approx 3:00

What a difference a few hours makes when the Sun really hits.

The lawn has more bare patches where brown grass used to be yesterday.

The digital thermometer couldn’t read the heat, and sulked. It had an error message.

It is O.K. now, as the air coolls down a bit. I thought it had broken because instead of displaying 2 error messages, I saw a part of one and the other screen looked black like a screen does when you break it.

I have tried to save the plants and they drink so much some had to be watered 3 times with large bottles of water (refilled feed bottles.)

Hopefully they will pull through, but I will only know in the mroning if they look worse or better.

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I couldn't sit out in the sun for too long today in balmy Stockport. So how the plants must feel sat in it all day I don't know !

3 Jun, 2011


Probably so. They were not very happy soaking up the Sun all day.

3 Jun, 2011


I watered 3 times today, one at 7am, one at 1pm and thn again at 8pm. As much as I love the sun it makes it hard work but has to be done - hoping theres no hosepipe ban.

3 Jun, 2011


I try to give them a drink before the sun actually hits them Alex, it does more damage and can scorch them if one waits until later, I am actually thinking of moving mine off the patio for a while, the baskets will hang from my apple tree and my pots will go to my front garden in the shade for a while. Is there a shadier spot anywhere around your space whereby you could move yours to save them from getting baked?...

3 Jun, 2011


I could move them to the shaded side. I did not know that they were going to suffer so much.

I did water them in the morning also. I watered them repeatedly when the temps dropped and the Sun started disappearing.

4 Jun, 2011

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