Because it is so waterlogged.
Cut back phlox, Michaelmasdaisies and rue - being careful not to get rue sap on my skin, to avoid blistering.
Then - I thought let me dig up the Sweet Cicely and move it freeing the bed by the back wall - HA! The thing is a thug, its roots penetrating the subsoil and beyond. I removed what I could but the only solution may be a weed killer. I suppose it is a wild plant and therefore tough but . .
And then we move on through wet November -
Birds and animals do not seem to mind the bad weather. All go at the pond -
The water pouring from the back field has not only filled the stream but emerges at every possibility as a spring, here the stream is nearest, the spring beyond.