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Grass (the type you walk on) is burnt. Picture shows human sundial occupied by our hot chicks at 7pm (-:

Haven't had any significant rain since May bank hols.. All water butts empty )-:

Love a hot spell but this is too much....!    and it has nothing to do with Brexit, the World cup or Trumpy trump!

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Just curious as to what my plant may be. 

Basically i moved to my new place in December (it then looked like a relatively small shrub with nothing on it) however in the heat and dryness of the last months i now have a massive spralling shrub with pink kind of rose looking flowers (smaller though and with multiple on each thing). 

All i can really tell you is that it must love sun and a lack of water because everything else in the garden is struggling. 

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17 minutes ago, summer blizzard said:

Just curious as to what my plant may be. 

Basically i moved to my new place in December (it then looked like a relatively small shrub with nothing on it) however in the heat and dryness of the last months i now have a massive spralling shrub with pink kind of rose looking flowers (smaller though and with multiple on each thing). 

All i can really tell you is that it must love sun and a lack of water because everything else in the garden is struggling. 

Are you able to upload a photo of it?

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6 minutes ago, Summer Sun said:

Are you able to upload a photo of it?

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It's now massive compared to when i took that. 

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Indeed - very attractive flowers!  Sadly, despite my best efforts, a lovely dark blue-flowered Gentiana septemfida I was given as a present last year is dying due to the heat.  It's in a large pot and I'm watering it heavily, plus giving it liquid feed, but it's losing flowers and the foliage is dying.  Our Buddleia (at the end of the garden near an almost dried-up wildlife pond) is struggling, but it's not PC to use a hosepipe to keep it going so I suspect we'll lose that.  I also think that the huge bushy (not climbing) Wisteria in our front garden that was probably planted when our bungalow was constructed in the late '60s has had it as well.  If so, I'll greatly miss the fantastc show of heavily-scented flowers it produces in late spring.  I always enjoyed seeing people walking past stop and admire it at that time of year.

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Everything coming along nicely in my garden. Wisteria is flowering for a second time. One of my large Buddleia's has flowered, and I have two more that are flowering - Butterflies are going mad for it! The Hydrangea is the best I have ever seen it, and my lawn is still green.

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6 minutes ago, Mapantz said:

Everything coming along nicely in my garden. Wisteria is flowering for a second time. One of my large Buddleia's has flowered, and I have two more that are flowering - Butterflies are going mad for it! The Hydrangea is the best I have ever seen it, and my lawn is still green.

You've obviously had more rain that we have - our second flowering of the Wisteria was one of the least impressive I've seen in a while and the leaves are already going brown on the periphery of the bush.  As for the grass, it's been brown now for at least a month and has flattened onto the ground in a manner I cannot recall seeing previously, almost as though it's actually dry rotting.

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21 minutes ago, chrisbell-nottheweatherman said:

You've obviously had more rain that we have

Just 9.2mm for Summer. I have been watering the garden every night since the end of May and the lawn once a week.

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6 minutes ago, chrisbell-nottheweatherman said:

I'd strongly suggest not watering grass - it should recover, and, if it doesn't, you can always re-seed.

I water it with my pond water. I don't like brown grass in my garden.

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4 minutes ago, chrisbell-nottheweatherman said:

OK, sorry, I thought you were using mains water.  Can't say I enjoy it either!

I have a a large pond, around 4500 gallons, so several watering cans worth once a week doesn't get missed. As it contains plenty of nitrates from fish waste, the lawn loves it.

The Wisteria is huge now. To the right, it has created a huge canopy, so I have a patio table and chairs under it - perfect in this weather. I also hung some solar fairy lights under it, so it's even better chilling under it at night.

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2 minutes ago, Mapantz said:

I have a a large pond, around 4500 gallons, so several watering cans worth once a week doesn't get missed. As it contains plenty of nitrates from fish waste, the lawn loves it.

The Wisteria is huge now. To the right, it has created a huge canopy, so I have a patio table and chairs under it - perfect in this weather. I also hung some solar fairy lights under it, so it's even better chilling under it at night.

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That's a really nice modern garden - I like the walling the the third shot.  What's the perennial in the final photo?

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3 minutes ago, chrisbell-nottheweatherman said:

That's a really nice modern garden - I like the walling the the third shot.  What's the perennial in the final photo?

That's the Hydrangea. I kept meaning to dig a hole around it and chuck in some small bits of Iron, as it'll turn blue/purple. I'll definitely do it next year.

No problems with the dry weather in my aquarium (as it's the gardening thread) ?

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43 minutes ago, Mapantz said:

I have a a large pond, around 4500 gallons, so several watering cans worth once a week doesn't get missed. As it contains plenty of nitrates from fish waste, the lawn loves it.

The Wisteria is huge now. To the right, it has created a huge canopy, so I have a patio table and chairs under it - perfect in this weather. I also hung some solar fairy lights under it, so it's even better chilling under it at night.

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I agree with chrisbell.. That's a fine looking garden.??

Where's the lawn area though?

My parents garden is nice but more wild looking. I'll have to get some pics of their garden.

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Just now, lassie23 said:

i water them and give them compost and the rest but they have disintegrated 

lol.. Are they potted?

I know when my parents do theirs, they properly condition the soil and add all sorts of nutrients to it.. I don't know maybe that's the problem. 

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