I don't think it's any easier when it's not around.
The best I can hope for is getting 2/3 sections right there. After a few years I've almost managed a clear on all 3. However, it's been over 3 different shoots
At least on that bank you can sort of just hang it out and have fun, but that bloody garden drives me nutts... i think i got out of there last year with just a few shots lost and that was by far my best.