In the frying pan
I have been gardening a number of years but this years unrelenting heat pattern is nothing like I have seen before.
It has not rained since the 12th of July and every day a 100+ with no relief in the forecast for next week.
My place has become tent city. All new plantings are under the net. There is just not enough supporting cast of roots to protect what is exposed on the top side. Hopefully the screen technique will save most of those showing stress. GInkgo's and Acer palms. are frying and dropping leaves but will recover. All other established conifers are showing stress but I feel should make it through with little or no damage.
I have reach a point that you tell yourself enough is enough. There is only so much you can do. It could get serious if thing go on for another several weeks.
A few photos.
Pinus sylvestris 'Pixie'. It developed the gray cast few weeks ago and then turned brown overnight. It checked out fairly quick.
Pinus parviflora 'Glauca' Tip burn on southwest side only.
Cham. obtusa 'Aurea' New this year and B&B. Loosing color and under stress exposed to 8 hours of sun and heat. This is one that I didn't want to loose. It is now stabilized. East, south and west sides are in the protected mode till the weather improves.
I'll screen this. If no other further damage occurs I will rotate it 180 in the fall and let it rebuild itself.