This is what happens when you leave hubby in charge of the garden for 3 weeks.
Okay it was just one plant that is hanging under the eaves of the house
The tomato plants never survived the move from the direct sunlight to the more shaded area.
Only 4 of my seedlings survived the heat, they are basil.
The petunias flowered forever but came to a natural end.
I had no idea what I had planted out in the sand pit, I thought they were Petunias but it appears they are Celosia and have different coloured feathery bits on the ends.
There was a sale on at the Garden Centre so I picked up a selection of perennials for around 20p a plant.
Again the weeds seem to be growing nicely. The roots grow much deeper than the plants and that seems to ensure their survival.
It has been so hot the past month around 42c and with the humidity being high the ground just isn't drying out in-between watering, which can only benefit the plants.
There is something funny going on with the Bougainvillea, this plant is changing from white into pink over the 3 weeks I was away.
Apparently this is caused by changes in temperature as well as soil nutrition and/or disease.
Apart from watering, this is the end of Creating a Garden in the Desert until late November. I have a trip booked to the UK in September and in October and November I will be working on charity projects in South Africa and on my return I will start sewing a wider variety of flower seeds and I'm going to attempt to grow potatoes, beans and strawberries.