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Posted: 26/08/2013 at 09:32

I think they have got too dry. Clematis are quite thirsty but they must be really soaked every few days rather than little and often which will only wet the top of the compost.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 09:27

Sounds more like lack of water to me. If they were newly planted, the weather was hot and you were away for 2 weeks it all adds up. You can't leave new young plants that long in hot weather without water.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 09:15

I would do what Dave says, but it will take several goes and if bindweed has a wall or fence to hide under, it will, and then pop up again later.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 09:12

One year something ate all the hearts of my broccoli, but it was easy to see what it was as it left mouse droppings behind!


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 09:02

My lilac, after about 15 years was enormous and blocking the path. It had more than one stem. My OH cut off the main trunk, which was 5" diameter and growing out sideways, about 3 years ago which reduced it considerably in size. It has grown quite a bit since but at least the trunks are growing upwards. It is 11 feet tall and 6 feet wide. This is it in May, it had been nearly twice the width. Also it has been thinned out a bit. However, I have another lilac with double flowers which is much smaller, same age.



Posted: 26/08/2013 at 08:45

Morning all. The washing up that didn't fit in the dishwasher after my lunch party awaits. How did I use so many bowls and pans?

Poured yesterday, but garden needed it badly. Was sunny but grey clouds are arriving. Weeding and dead heading, if weather permits, today.

Rowan Tree Poorly

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 22:35

Good news then, thanks for the update.


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 19:26

I expect grapes, bougainvillea and citrus fruits would grow there. Otherwise, takes fidgetbones advice and see what the neighbours grow. Probably more exotic than here, but may have to survive drought.

Anyway, good luck. Corfu is lovely. First went there for my honeymoon.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 17:08

Hi Sue, I've seen them at Christmas and they are expensive. Otherwise I haven't noticed as not looking for that sort of thing.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 16:44

Afternoon all. Guests all gone. Poured with rain so good thing I cleaned the dining room! Would have been nice outside, but we needed rain so badly. Didn't BBQ, fried the chicken in the kitchen. Cold outside, car said it was 12° on the way back from church in the rain.

Mrs. Garden, did Ryan Air fly without you or was the ferry cancelled?

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