The burning bush- and a warning!
This afternoon was a hot sunny one in the West Midlands.
My wife suddenly shouted from the garden; “quick, come and look at this.” Thinking that it was the usual frog panic, I sauntered to where she was. When I looked at where she was pointing I saw a shrub leaf with smoke coming from it!
Bending down to have a closer look I felt a searing heat on the left side of my head. I looked up to my left and realised that the ornamental mirror on the wall was reflecting the sun’s rays onto the plant.
As this was climbing up a wooden pergola which is attached to the garage I immediately removed said mirror!
Other plants in the vicinity also had scorched leaves.
I dread to think what the consequences might have been had we not been at home.
Moral; Don’t put mirrors on south facing walls opposite adjacent plants!
- 7 Sep, 2014
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