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Waterlogged Garden

Can anyone advise what can be done to drain a garden when the water table is so exceptionally high? It is not just us our neighbours are suffering too. I'm concerned about exisiting shrubs, small trees and bulbs.


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Not a lot I would have thought-it is just a waiting game-perhaps speak to the water company /council with your concerns-are you on a flood plain or is this just unusual because of all the rain?

    Maybe something you just have to live withimage

  • We have lived here since 1988 and only once in 2000 was it this bad as was the case for the region.

  • What part of the UK are you in?  Have you had it exceptionally bad this year?  Well, I know we all have, but are you in the bottom of a valley or on a flood plain or similar?

    It may be that there are some watercourses blocked/clogged 'downstream' from you - as Geoff says, speak with your water company or local council image

    Good luck.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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