After enduring the arctic conditions that signal winter in Orange many of us were keen to pull on the gardening gloves and hit the garden.
Traditionally now’s the time we assess the damage that’s come about thanks to frost and neglect and set about reinvigorating our yards.
However news Orange now has level three water restrictions has put a dampener on any grand plans to replant flower beds and water in any new lawn.
It’s hard to begrudge the introduction of the restrictions but it seems level three restrictions are only a stop-gap measure in place until level four restrictions are introduced early next year.
It’s hard to get too excited about the garden when you know accessing water is only going to get more difficult.