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A waste of time 5 months 5 days ago #3558793

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I have tried to start gardens and plant trees on many occasions.
They start off well but soon as Spring and the high 30Deg temps they start to wilt and die.
By Summer and the Mid 40 Degs they are history . No amount of watering helps just wastes precious water.
Grass the same, Would be great to have a lawn of sort to walk on rather than Bindies

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A waste of time 5 months 5 days ago #3558807

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I planted more Spring bulbs in late September,and due to the mild weather ,i have Daffys ready to flower soon.Strange weather.

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A waste of time 5 months 5 days ago #3558811

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olfella wrote: I have tried to start gardens and plant trees on many occasions.
They start off well but soon as Spring and the high 30Deg temps they start to wilt and die.
By Summer and the Mid 40 Degs they are history . No amount of watering helps just wastes precious water.
Grass the same, Would be great to have a lawn of sort to walk on rather than Bindies






Due to your excess heat, you may have to water your plants much more often,but don’t take my word for it,

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A waste of time 5 months 5 days ago #3558815

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i did the same Jinty, but have woke up to a first frost this morning hopefully slow them down

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A waste of time 5 months 5 days ago #3558820

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olfella wrote: I have tried to start gardens and plant trees on many occasions.
They start off well but soon as Spring and the high 30Deg temps they start to wilt and die.
By Summer and the Mid 40 Degs they are history . No amount of watering helps just wastes precious water.
Grass the same, Would be great to have a lawn of sort to walk on rather than Bindies


I wouldn’t try to fight nature embrace it plant to suit the conditions.
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A waste of time 5 months 5 days ago #3558835

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yes i agree with Rips.

The secret to successful gardening, for all but the most expert gardeners, is to plant plants which grow easily in your conditions.

Don't try to grow tulips in outback Australia.:huh:

Cant remember exactly where you live olfella - outback Queensland from memory? - I live in a hot dry area of SA - our summers always have temp's over 30 and often over 40. Have had several such days already in November - but I have a nice garden.
Growing tress and shrubs suited to my climate.

Incidentally Jujo - No, the trick is not to water more often - watering less often and long slow soaking encourages deep hardy root growth: watering more often does not.
My garden only gets watered weekly - but long soak. (is on dripper system)

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A waste of time 5 months 4 days ago #3558885

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Not sure where you live, here in central Texas we have a rainy season that can drown your trees if not set up to drain excess water away from the tree. In our drought or hot season, make sure there is about 4 inches of mulch about 6 ft around the newly planted tree because if the soil tempature get above 80 degrees it will kill the tree. A little water every few days helps keep the ground tempature down.
Then the type of tree makes a difference, no matter what we do, firs, spruce, cherry will not grow here no matter what you do. Check what trees can tolerate your area conditions.

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A waste of time 4 months 1 week ago #3569032

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hello have you thought to use the artificial grss some look very real. and some trees need more sunshine then shade and vice versa . i have an acer tree lovely red leaves and struggles in winter so i use a black bin bacg over the top in coldest days with plenty air holes so it doesnt feel the frost hope this helps you a little take care

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A waste of time 4 months 6 days ago #3570643

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I'm not a fan of artificial grass, except for very small areas.

It makes your house hotter (not something olfella wants in outback Queensland) and is not at all eco friendly - massive amount of plastic which eventually ends up in landfill.
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