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Are they dead??

Postby enrico » Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:36 pm

My sister and her husband have gone O/S. and left me to "look after things"(huge garden :!: ) Since the frosts, the caps look :( does frost kill them :? :?:
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Postby Pokie » Sun Jul 02, 2006 6:27 pm

Yep, they are dead. :(
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Postby enrico » Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:05 am

:cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby Pokie » Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:08 pm

I know its sad, but they are only annual crops. :(
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Postby enrico » Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:15 am

:cry: :cry: I hope my sister knows that :(
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Postby Pam » Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:41 am

It's highly likely your sister's garden would still have received frost whether she was overseas or not! :lol:

You could try covering them with frost blanket and hope they reshoot! No guarantees, but it is worth a try.
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Postby Pokie » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:01 am

Yes, I think she would have known it was going to be hit by frost.

Dont worry too much. :)
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Postby enrico » Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:12 am

:lol: :lol: Good one Pam :lol: :lol: Easier for me, pull`em out and no weeding in between`em :wink:
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Postby Ann » Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:26 am

You can get two year's crop from caps, but only if they are alive :lol: :lol: I got more from mine this year that last :D
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Postby enrico » Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:44 am

Yes, being alive would make a big difference eh :?: :roll:
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Postby Ann » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:12 pm

You can be really nice and a) start some seeds off for them or) be offer to buy new plants :lol: :lol: But you can't contro the weather :cry: :cry: We had frost the other night, despite it being cloudy in the evening. :cry:
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Postby enrico » Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:59 am

Yes, :evil: the frost is very sneaky :cry: My Jacaranda got burnt a little,now I cover it NO matter what :evil:
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Postby Pokie » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:20 am

enrico wrote:Yes, :evil: the frost is very sneaky :cry: My Jacaranda got burnt a little,now I cover it NO matter what :evil:


My Jacaranda has turned scarlett in colour. :(

Good bye to that one. :cry:
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Postby Pam » Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:45 pm

:shock: Ummm ......! Could you cover it anyway, just in case?
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Postby Modesty » Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:02 pm

the leaves fall off my capsicums over winter, but they came good and fruited again. I am waiting to see how they survive transplanting, about 50-50 so far.

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Postby Pokie » Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:05 pm

Pam wrote::shock: Ummm ......! Could you cover it anyway, just in case?


I could, need to erect a structure though. :(
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Postby Pam » Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:32 am

How big is it?
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Postby Pokie » Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:47 am

About 1.5 metres high. If it rains one night when I put it on, it might get really heavy and snap the plant...
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Postby Pam » Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:51 am

One suggestion you might like to consider is making a wire 'cage' out of a ring of wire mesh and draping hessian over the top. It would need to be taller than your tree, so as not to be touching it, or it would simply be a waste of time.
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Postby enrico » Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:10 am

We have put 4 garden stakes around our jacaranda, then put shade cloth around that, and at night I cover and peg the cover to the shadecloth,and remove it in the morning,. :wink:
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