Posted: 27/12/2011 at 18:45
<p class="MsoNormal">Hi, we moved into our new house last summer which had a garden that just consisted of lawn and decking. We have since created borders around the perimeter and what we hope will become a veg patch in one corner. We have a thin layer of topsoil on top of clay. Having now had a bit of rain over the past few months, we seem to get run off coming through from structures in neighbouring gardens leaving one border and the veg patch standing in water after any considerable period of rain. We wonder whether we need to dig a soak away or whether in order to have a veg patch we may need to install raised beds to stop plants sitting in water. Any ideas/previous experience?