April 2019

The weather starts to warm up now and the sunshine will bring wonderful flowers in the flower beds, as well as in the citrus and prunus orchards. However, for the past four or five years there has been a distinct change in the weather pattern bringing  a surge in temperatures in the second half of this month, as high as the mid 30s C. This increased heat burns the fresh foliage and flower buds. Even if the flowers have already been fertilised, the embryonic fruits may fall to the ground and be lost! We may to learn to cope with this, as it would seem that this maybe the weather pattern for years to come.

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