I have been watering at the back and it looks pretty good. The vegetable patch is not good... not enough sun, and under the deck needs more work. The moss garden is coming along very nicely. I put four stepping stones across the best moss that just happens to be where I need to step to get under the deck. The moss is spreading more under the deck and so are the ferns. I am encouraging other plants that seem to like it in the shade. Watering under there helps, of course.
The figs, apples, red currants and the purple plum will be good this year.