Too much water!

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Umbrian

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Too much water!
« on: April 04, 2013, 06:13:11 AM »
Not sure if this post should be here or not but I took this 'photo yesterday showing a gravel path submerged after torrential overnight rain. Our water table must be very high after a wet, wet winter - it is the first time I have seen water standing like this. Let's hope it stands us in good stead for the summer.
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.

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JTh

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 08:47:46 PM »
If it is any consolation, it's worse here in the north. We had an extremely wet autumn, then a long, cold winter. My greenhouse first turned into a small skating rink, now it is a small (cool) swimming pool above a layer of ice which I hope melts before mid-summer.
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 11:01:22 AM »
Not a lot of consolation Jorun and pouring again today. Do be careful not to do youself an injury with that ice under water, sounds highly dangerous to me. Here moss is causing problems very treacherous to walk on especially when sodden as it is now.
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gertrude

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013, 09:47:04 PM »
If only all that water would stay - our ground is already drying out fast and cracks are appearing as normal for this time of the year.  Did you get my email recently Carol ? Perhaps you could write so that I can re establish our contact.
Pete and Jan. Retired 15 years ago and moved to Le Marche, Italy for the peace and quiet of the countryside and more sunshine, where gardening became a challenge.  We now have a lovely garden with an eclectic selection of plants including many wild flowers of which we are found of..