As people may know Europe has had a long and very hot summer.
In France we have external shutters that we close at night and which are useful when it's cold and when it's hot.
A thick piece of wood makes a good isolation.
So during the summer, being shut in a lot we couldn't see much of our front garden as we only went out quickly to fetch shopping.
One day when it was a bit cooler I saw that my big conifer in the front was going yellow.
The house faces south and it had been so hot.
Conifers don't respond to watering so now it looks like this and we shall have to cut it down.
It's not quite dead but would look very ugly with only a few bits of green left to grow.
It was useful as people passing by can see into our windows.
I think we shall put a climbing plant on the trellis and plant another bush of some sort that grows quickly.