Strange world Phenomenon

Rick

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My cousin is a Horticulturist in northern NSW. I was telling him about the trouble i was having getting Leeks to grow properly this year and in fact how some veggies were not growing properly at all. He proceeded to tell be about a plant called Bamboo Purple Jade. Over the past few months this plant AROUND the world has died off and growers and sells are finding it extremely hard to find them and even to get them to grow. Strange why one particular plant would do this
 
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Vicky

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especially a bamboo, aren't they near indestructable??
 

Rick

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Yes you would think they are indestructible but it seems to be happening. Funny enough it is happening to bees in a similar way they are disappearing globally
 

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I have seen this and heard of it happening locally such as certain crops (like mangoes or oranges or common veggies) grow poorly everywhere in the region for that particular season. Locally, you could assume it was likely due to higher or lower than normal temps or rainfall, etc. However, globally is a step above that!
 

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Hi Mark, I think sometimes we forget how mother nature is connected and so reliant on planet Earth as a whole. How large bush fires in Aus can deposit debris and smoke over New Zealand and events such as dust storms in Africa that can reach the Amazon jungles. How rain that falls on us today and fills our rivers, could have come from Europe, or one of the 5 global oceans. And then you have COVID19, (still one of natures creatures ) how quick did this little bug tell us who's the boss. How quick can a localised event reach and effect the world. It will be interesting to see if its just a bad season or year for this plant and what ever is upsetting it eventually goes away. Let's see if it recovers globally as well.
 
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