I had to give a sad little sigh when Hliza, in a comment to my earlier post, said that "It's good that your garden is so green..it helps to cool the weather down a bit."
Sadly, three days of 43°C temperatures, combined with below 10% humidity, put paid to any greenness.
Above is the crunchy remnants of an hydrangea that grows against a south wall and never receives direct sun.
And this is a Hebe, reported to be sun tolerant.
And this is a camellia, rather sunburnt.
A Japanese maple is now the colour of maple syrup.
The grapes are now raisins.
The elderberry is brown and crunchy. As are both magnolias and a rhododendron.
The vegetable garden faired moderately well. The raspberries leaves are curled and crisp. The zucchinis melted and cannot be found. And the pumpkins, beans and tomatoes decided to finish their season early. Happily the silverbeet is well, as is the basil.
I'd cry but salt water is the last thing the garden needs.