Woke early each morning and got straight out into the garden before it got too hot. I divided bromeliads and repotted some I want for the new garden and cleaned up a few areas.
John and I also chopped out some of the bamboo that was spreading or was starting to look tatty.
Didn't think about getting out the camera so there's not a single photo to prove my hard work but I did take some afterwards of some blooms around the garden.
I'm pleased I had the couple of days before the weekend to get work done because Saturday and Sunday were seriously HOT - 43C. Even by 8 am it was too hot to keep working in the yard.
This shell ginger is in a pot and under shadecloth
We have an overhead misting system (the black pipe along the back) to keep this area watered.
Also found this orchid blooming.
To accompany the scorching sun there was a hot dry wind. There has been no rain for a long time as well so the wind stirred up dust. Even the pool was covered in a film of dust.
New fronds were in the process of unfurling (being Spring supposedly) but I will be surprised if any survive unscathed.
The poor chickens really feel the heat. They had shade and I sprayed them and their pen with water as well as regularly topping up the water bowls, but we lost one of our older ladies to the heat.
I suppose we are fortunate these extreme heat spells only last a couple of days. After last weekend 37C seems quite pleasant.