The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

what are the bright orange apex topped posts you see in the country hedgerows


By Swanky

cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

you can see them at the edge of fields as you go past in the car



They usually identify gas pipe/mains I believe.

8 Jul, 2009


They probably mark the position of a secret gas pipeline.
Here, there is a high pressure aviation fuel line running from a depot in Inverness to the airbases at Kinloss and Lossiemouth. It is top secret (eat this message after you have read it) but the line of the pipeline is marked by similar posts so that it can be identified in case of leaks etc.

8 Jul, 2009


Erm...excuse me if I seem to have missed the point, but...if the pipeline is secret...why have they marked it???

8 Jul, 2009


JUST what I was thinking!!!!!....but having said that....if no-one else but Bulbaholic and the powers that be know what these posts are...its a sort of'it......except it ain't now cos all of us know....ha.ha.....LOL

8 Jul, 2009


The pipeline was laid about 20 years ago. They dug a trench about 10 feet deep and 10 feet wide across some 30 miles of countryside and hoped that no one would notice it!
No, it is not really 'secret' but no one is supposed to know about it. The post are to identify the line of the pipe if it should ever need maintainance.

9 Jul, 2009


Is it the sort that James Bond whizzes through on a scary contraption?

9 Jul, 2009


Actually none of these answers is correct.
They are signposts for aliens to direct them towards the wheat fields where they are going to make their crop circles.

9 Jul, 2009


lol. I'd go with Bulbaholic's explanation if I were you Swanky!

9 Jul, 2009


I thought aliens couldn't see orange?

10 Jul, 2009

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Next question

any ideas woould be appreciated »


Not found an answer?