• Thorn in your side? How to avoid the most common garden injuries

    2 days ago - By The Guardian

    Gardening is a healthy pursuit, but it has its risks, from back pain to poisonous plants. Here's how to stay out of the danger zone My earliest memory of an accident in the garden came when, aged four or five, my parents hired a power scythe to cut the meadow we rented from the church next door. As my dad paused for a second, the rickety old engine coughed, knocking the brake free, and the scythe lurched toward a disobedient child standing where he'd been told not to. I remember my dad shouting at me to move but my little legs were frozen. As it struck, I tumbled in a blur until he lifted...
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