Posted: 25/11/2013 at 20:20
My current garden has only been a garden for about 40 years, before that it was an orchard, before that it was sheep pasture and before that it was the terminal moraine of an ice age glacier.
Other gardens I've had have been created by gardeners long before I came, and some have left things behind by the earlier gardeners and their families - amongst the objects I've dug up have been several stems and bowls of old clay pipes, some of them beautifully decorated. I've found old coins, war medals, earthenware ink bottles, Arts & Crafts decorative tiles and a broken Bellarmine jug.
Have you found buried treasure that's given you a glimpse of the life of your garden's previous gardeners?