Re: Summer heat
Good morning, Brian and Carol,
I live in the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles, and have summer weather that
is as warm as yours and even warmer. I have found that by planting my plants in
a location where they are in partial shade, they do far better. I learned this
purely by chance this past summer, in our new home.
I hope this works for you, as well.
Van Nuys, California
Brian & Carol wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> We have been experiencing our first hot days of summer here in Adelaide - 37
> deg.C the other day and more predicted for next week. Most of the plants
> grow quite well in these conditions if they are well watered (apart from the
> instant dried flowers!) except for one P zonale, of all things, which is
> looking very sick. I thought they came from a hot dry area. Has anyone
> else experienced problems with these in hot dry weather ? Most of the
> leaves on the plant dried up and fell off. They are starting to grow back
> but this is more the sort of problem I would expect from a fern in this
> weather, not a pelargonium.
> Carol J