ARS Victoria Newsletter – January 2014
I am writing this report after our week or so of ridiculously hot weather. I have apologized to our editor for not getting this report to him earlier, but the only chance I have had to write it has been in the evenings and our upstairs west facing office was not less than 32C for the week. So sitting in front of the computer just wasn’t something I wanted to do. I have had lots of 5am starts so that I could get to Rockbank to water what is left of my conifer collection before work. I have found both there and at home, where I have a number of Rhodies in pots, that the plants that burnt the most were those that were already suffering from water stress. This is of course not always the case as plants all have their own upper temperature limit and temperatures in the mid 40s is too much for some. I will add that I have a few succulents that are not looking too good. I do hope you and your plants are surviving.
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