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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Gardening History Here At The Nurseries #gardeninghistory

Great gardening history talk. Michael is demonstrating an old watering pot.

Michael is holding a mouse trap

Today we had a talk on gardening history with historian and gardener Michael Brown, who looked at how we gardened from Roman times onwards. These are some of the tools and gardening impliments, beginning with a watering device. Its been a facinating morning.

An earwig catcher. Stems of cow parsley

the leather shoes stopped horses hooves from marking the grass as it was being cut and the pull early mowing devices.

Another earwig catcher.

A lantern to scar away toads and wide shears.

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