Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Too Much Rain?

My silver princess has been looking unwell recently, and I think there is no getting away from it, she is dead or dying.

No new leaves are growing, and all the current leaves are gradually turning this colour.

In the same part of the garden, the Correa Dusky Bells is also dying.  The leaves droop like this, then turn brown and crispy.  There's some brown ones in the background of this shot.

I thought the red flowering gum might be going, too, but fortunately it has grown some new leaves.
But that dead creeper along the fence in the background used to be my dusky coral pea.  I didn't even notice it dying until it was gone.

This part of the garden has survived some very dry summers without any water; I never watered it after the plants were established, through all these years of drought.  This year there has been far more rain (another 28mm fell today), and while a lot of the garden is thriving in it, for these drought-tolerant plants it may have been just too much.


  1. We never would have thought at this time last year that we would be in this position now! I hope at least some of those plants can make it through. It's so sad to see them dying. Good luck.

  2. maybe someone has been poisoning on the other side of the fence?
    any news on the development next door?

  3. Kaite, I've seen two or three other Silver Princesses in the area with exactly the same problem, so I don't think it is poison (although the neighbour on that side doesn't like any plants hanging over his fence, so you never know...)

    As for the development, no news yet.