Gardening on wet soils

Soil can be wet because it is compacted, or because of a high water table, where the upper level of the ground water is near the soil surface. Clay soils are wet in winter and baked dry in summer. Unless you install drainage, you will need to work with your soil and choose plants adapted to wet conditions.

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Zantedeschia aethiopica AGM is a good choice for wet soils. Image: Graham Titchmarsh/RHS Herbarium

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