Hot Day

Australian conditions vary from one extreme to another. What do you do and when do you do it?

Re: Hot Day

Postby Matthew » January 18th, 2019, 11:34 am

Pearcy001 wrote:Currently in the Philippines, so praying the person I entrusted with looking after my trees in Melbourne is doing a good job (They're not a Bonsai person). I've had my fingers crossed for the last 3 weeks haha. I put everything in full shade before I left just to be safe.

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Melbourne has had bugger all heat really . A 39 here and there then back to mid 20's the next day. You lucky bastards......
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Re: Hot Day

Postby Matthew » January 18th, 2019, 11:35 am

bodhidharma wrote:Welcome to Central Victoria where the grass crunch's underfoot and the snakes ask to come in. Hand watering everything from my bore at full throttle. Just had a storm front come through and completely missed poor little "Bodhidharma" :cry: I guess we always have the cricket :?:


Problem is I don't really like the cricket and hate the tennis .Guess that's why i'm at work all day.............
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Re: Hot Day

Postby Theodore » January 19th, 2019, 6:14 am

I can confirm those hailstones Lisa, as can my car :(


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Re: Hot Day

Postby GavinG » January 19th, 2019, 11:55 am

They've never had four days over 40degC in Canberra before - things are certainly changing. I had one tree with fried leaves - a thick small hand-made pot seems more likely to cook the roots in a nasty way... I think I got it in time - lost one last year the same way. Everything survived with watering once a day until we got to 40degC, then the littlies went into witness protection (shade).

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Re: Hot Day

Postby Matthew » January 22nd, 2019, 8:22 am

So another week here of near or over 40 degrees. Just about over it and thinking of taking up knitting instead. Hope everyone is keeping the watering up.
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Re: Hot Day

Postby TimS » January 22nd, 2019, 9:31 am

I’ve already made reservations indoors for Thursday & Friday in the garage. Once it passes 37-38 I don’t even bother leaving my bonsai outside anymore. They might not like being inside, but they will hate the heat more I suspect
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Re: Hot Day

Postby kcpoole » January 22nd, 2019, 5:11 pm

Only getting the 35 here today but supposed to ramp up thru the week i think.
Weekend is going to be over 40 again from what I hear

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Re: Hot Day

Postby MJL » January 22nd, 2019, 5:15 pm

Matthew wrote:So another week here of near or over 40 degrees. Just about over it and thinking of taking up knitting instead. Hope everyone is keeping the watering up.


Knitted Bonsai is a thing - pattern by Joyce Brose
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No need for water - perhaps a wash every now and then!


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Re: Hot Day

Postby terryb » January 24th, 2019, 7:03 pm

Hottest day on record in Adelaide today at 46.6C. Trees that were quite happy after days of 42C were not happy today. Came home to crispy crab apple seedlings, fried trident maple apices and saggy tips on many more. Fortunately some relief for few days before we are back to the high 30s.
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Re: Hot Day

Postby SquatJar » January 25th, 2019, 9:13 pm

Same here Terryb. Lost a heap of well watered seedlings that have had no problems with multiple 40+ days

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Re: Hot Day

Postby kcpoole » January 26th, 2019, 9:09 am

10 AM and already 36 here now!
Trees watered and I am staying inside today If I can :-)

Stay cool guys

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Re: Hot Day

Postby Beano » January 26th, 2019, 4:58 pm

It’s finally passed us. Probably more coming soon though
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Re: Hot Day

Postby Matthew » January 26th, 2019, 7:18 pm

Beano wrote:It’s finally passed us. Probably more coming soon though

That all depends on 2 factors.
The monsoon trough increasing and moving rain into the center of the country.
That high pressure system sitting off NZ foe almost 40 days now pissing OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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