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Listening to a farmer bemoaning the drought started me thinking…..We are all familiar with the ‘Natural Catastrophies’ (hail, drought, pests, etc.) that conspire to make gardening a lottery.
However, I wonder about the ‘unusual’ …….

“A few years ago we lived in Wimborne (Dorset) and had a front garden whose lawn was more moss than grass. We decide to start from scratch and so I spent a couple of weeks ‘doing things ’by the book’; I dug, sieved, levelled and, finally, sowed the best seed according to the packet.
The seed had just germinated when; disaster!

Houses on the opposite side of the road were far higher than ours and, one evening our neighbours’ car ‘jumped’ it’s handbrake, rolled down their drive, across the road and ploughed through the new lawn, ending up axle-deep just short of our front door.

Sadly, the lawn was never the same!

Any similar tales?

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