Christchurch Mail - - GARDENING -

Soggy con­di­tions in parts of the coun­try (the wet parts) are caus­ing prob­lems with ac­cess­ing gar­dens. Those boggy im­ped­i­ments range from hav­ing gum­boots so weighed down with cling­ing mud that they can barely be lifted, to gar­den beds hav­ing to be re­named as small lakes. What­ever the de­gree of in­nun­da­tion your gar­den may have suf­fered, it’s widely ac­cepted that you shouldn’t walk on the soil, for fear of driv­ing all of the oxy­gen out of it and ren­der­ing it un­fit for plant­ing. Make paths and

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