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I garden all day as long as weather permits as I am now retired, thank goodness. In my new home where we moved after retiring, I have a big backyard with clay soil so compacted that the only alternative was a raised garden built by an environment "nut" landscaper who used old telephone poles. The rest was cemented; I'm too old to do all the weeding or mowing. My passion is now the Queen of Climbers, the Clematis. I have 72 clematis planted in containers and the raised bed.