We have had weather over 30c each day starting Boxing Day. In fact most of those days have been over 35c and the last few over 40c albeit just. The forecast is for this heat to continue for the forecast period with tomorrow tipped to be the hottest and most dangerous fire-wise in my neck of the woods anyway and most things are struggling with the heat.
Except the crabs, they look very comfortable. Their fruit is staying on,
and only a tiny number of their leaves on the most exposed side of the trees are showing distress.
They have a large number of friends too. Masses of lady beetles are cruising the leaves, no doubt eating something but I cant see what. Aphids I guess? Whatever it is they are doing a marvellous job cause I can't see the pest!
All these spots are lady beetles!
I have my garlic chives in pots tucked into the mulch underneath the trees. They benefit from the shade the trees provide and I have heard that garlic chives and apples are good companions - the garlic chives protecting the apples from something.
What are they supposed to protect for? Is this your experience? And does it work when one of the companions is in pots?
Stay cool and fire-proof and may your apples prosper.