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This wet bet is a gamble | Fiona’s Garden | The Land



A RARE wet summer is turning my gardening days upside down.

Normally February’s most strenuous activity is moving sprinklers but this year I’ve hardly touched a hose.

Grass is unnaturally green, flower borders are a startling jungle and if Bill gives me one more colander of spinach, I won’t answer for the consequences.

One result of the unexpected precipitation is that I can’t judge if my re-designed and re-planted front garden (The Land, January 14 and 21) actually works.

It’s growing beautifully and looks healthy and happy with no extra water.

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But how it would handle a normal Central Tablelands summer – hot, dry – rather than one more reminiscent of Bill’s New England childhood – cool, damp – I’ve no way of knowing.

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