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  1. michaelvangreunen1
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    What about some ideas for autumn pots and baskets , there is some amazing ideas for US garden channels. Especially when it comes to foliage.

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  2. Joanne Charnock
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    Hello, love your videos! Are you in the UK? I thought you were but a bit confused now as you said you'd had a very dry summer. Here in the UK we had 'one of the wettest summers for 100 years' according to the met office. Keep up the great videos. Thanks!

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  3. Cathy Branly
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    Just watched your video. What a lovely garden. I am a somewhat new gardener and I live in Northern Virginia, USA. I just lost my smoke tree this year; it appears it got too much water. Last year we had excessive rain. I hope your tree comes back.

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  4. Helen Young
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    I think one could be fitted to a wooden frame set into the ground. My walls are polystyrene and my son in law had to chisel some out and fix some wood to the concrete core and then fix the hose to that. Quite a faff but definitely worth it!!!! Son in laws halo shines brightly, lol

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  5. Julie Berry
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    Everyone from the West Coast of the States: “Wait, she doesn’t have to irrigate her lawn…?”

    Buy a second hose and a sprinkler and your life will get a lot easier. Hand watering sounds like a nightmare.

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  6. Colleen Chapman
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    Just put an extention on your hose.

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  7. Simon Clark
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    Isn't the really simple solution to just buy a second hose and a connector? It's almost too obvious. Far cheaper than attempting to run a permanent tap.

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  8. Martha Figueroa
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    Your garden still is looking beautiful.

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  9. bluesky7226
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    I think sometimes we are our worst critic! I have invested in thin hoses that I can roll up easily. They are very helpful.

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  10. Iza Szydlowska
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    Beautiful fall garden and Lottie is soooo cute! I't's too bad that your smoke tree has a disease. I have a young one and something ate it's flowers this year….

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  11. Karen Kuper Nichols
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    I have the exact same problem with my hose not reaching a back bed and hand watering never gets done adequately. It’s been really dry here too (Virginia, US, zone 7) and so many of my perennials that normally look great in fall are really lagging. Thank you for sharing your garden struggles. I can relate and I really appreciate your tips!

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  12. Mark L
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    Thank you so much for showing the difficult side of gardening. So many others only show the pristine side. I am looking forward to trying to grow dahlias for the first time this coming year. I am so glad to see that they look to be very hardy as I am I marginal gardener at best. Even so your garden is very nice.

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  13. Jill Wyzywany
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    Just what I needed to refocus and get motivated

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  14. Lena Olivetti
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    Thank you ,I enjoy your videos so much ! NJ ,USA….

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  15. Big D
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    Shame about your Smoke Bush , I'm starting to think my 15ft Rowan is on its way out, as entire branches are dying on it … shame as its my favourite tree in my garden .

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  16. Helen Young
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    My children fitted two seventy five foot retractable hoses in my garden. One front, one back. It has turned watering into a pleasure, not a chore. Highly recommend.

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  17. Gary Troman
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    Thank you..

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  18. Karl D
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    Thank you for posting this video.

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  19. Hazelford
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    What about a longer hose?

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  20. convinth
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    As with your situation, our hose doesn't quite reach the back of the garden, so we invested in second & third dustbins which we placed near the back but which can be reached by a hose left in position permanently. We fill the dustbins using the hose and then all we have to do is to dip the watering can into it and every part of the garden is easily watered.

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  21. Pamela Gerber
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    “Its the time of year where the garden looks absolutely fine if you’re in the house looking through the window and haven’t got your glasses on.” Perfectly said.

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  22. Amy Jones
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    The gal from Garden Answer YouTube channel talks a lot about drip irrigation for home gardens if you are interested.

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  23. Jennifer Santos
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    If you're anything like me, even when you have a tap near your veggies you'll forget to water them 🙂 I thought about drip irrigation but don't like the look of all the tubing. Too municipal.

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  24. Georgia Cinq-Mars
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    Over the years we have lost many plants because of watering issues.
    We spent this year experimenting with drip irrigation and I can’t believe that I have lived this many years without knowing about it.

    We put the multi spigot adapter on the spigot and ran the tubing. We even crafted two bird and one pond dripper using the same system. It cost less than $200 and you can start small and add to the system as you go.

    I was confused by the many adaptors and sizes so I started with a kit. It’s easier than you think.

    It saves water, time and the plants thrived! Much better than overhead watering.

    I even gave my chickens a dripper for their water!

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  25. Botanical Treasures
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    Too little rain seems to be a widespread problem this summer. Here in the Carolinas it has been especially hot and dry through September.
    My ornamental grasses have done better much better than my coleus. Usually I would have put purple & blue asters and some mums in pots in the landscape by now for seasonal late summer/early fall color, but just keeping my patio plants alive has been a challenge this year.
    At least the pale lilac wild asters have started coming out in the NC mountains and I got to see some this week. Hooray!

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  26. Frank Lloyd Wright
    November 7, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    So interesting UK vs California. One of our first items is installing drip systems or other irrigation. 😀

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