Monday, September 03, 2018
More on the drought
There has been scarcely any rain since the beginning of May and this has affected the more open parts of M3. The rush plant on the left of the picture has collapsed but many plants survive.
Today I noticed that the large birch tree was struggling. The branches are hanging much lower than usual and the leaves look dry and dull. In the picture below the sallow has the bright green leaves and appears to be doing much better than the birch. I would have expected the reverse to be the case.