You must be able to guess now!

Before, during and after pictures this time of just one area of mystery.

What is it? We don't know. The only way to find out is to attack it with shears and pruners, brute force and ignorance and see what (if anything) emerges. As a project for the hottest day of the year, it was quite obviously an insane idea, but insane ideas tend to be my forte.

Right in the middle there's a nest - fortunately a very old one. We think it's probably a dormouse nest as it had no obvious entrance, unlike a wren's nest which would be about the same size. Dormice do like to nest in honeysuckle, by all accounts.

At this point in the discovery process I was quite glad to take a break and some photos, as the other two components of this mystery mound were an extremely vicious bramble and some six foot nettles, both of which had got the better of me several times.

Now we know a little more - there's nothing in there except a rusted metal post! What had I been hoping for? Anything from a radio mast through to a yeti's hammock or a lost rhododendron. And I still haven't finished clearing the honeysuckle away, but after two hours I'd had enough - the rest can wait until next time.

Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Saturday, July 10, 2010


Anonymous said...

Well the pole must have been put there for a reason...sadly we may never know what that was...I'm sure you can think of something elaborate and fanciful for why it's there though...even if it is all make believe!!!

July 11, 2010 at 12:14 AM  

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