Worst gardening injury/fail?
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Nothing too bad for me, but plenty of minor incidents; I recently fell backwards off a raised bed and broke my bird house feeder, getting a 10 inch long cut on my leg, and ripping a nail half way off. Last year I got a twig straight in the eyeball end on, from my own hand - "better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick" it was not!! 🤣
I spent that entire summer (if you remember, we had a heatwave) with my foot and lower leg encased in a plastic and foam cyber-goth fracture boot.
But I think my injury is outdone by @Hostafan1 ‘s ‘squashed’ thumb 😱🤢 😭
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
I was alone with my 18 month daughter and managed to get her to pass me a tea towel while I sat with my foot elevated.
Now, whenever I drop something sharp in or outside the house, I jump back rather than try to catch it. Lesson learnt.
When you don't even know who's in the team
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
Quite a few years back I fell out of an approximately 20ft bramley tree in a friend's garden and somehow managing to grab the bottom bough.
My partner often attributes my grumpiness to being "hit by every branch of the sour tree on the way down"
I've mentioned this before but when I was 5, I was 'helping' my mum mow the lawn by putting bits of grass into the top of the lawnmower. Next news I'd allowed my hand to be eased down gently into the rotating blades.
I recall a lot of blood and being rushed to hospital where my tiny mangled, left mitt was put back together with a mere dozen stitches. A useful guide to knowing my left from right and mildly interesting anecdote are all that remain from a potentially more damaging attempt at a Darwin Award. By turning off the mower the split-second she realised what her numpty son had done, my mum saved a crucial selection of nerves, tendons, etc. in my wrist and hand from being severed. This would have rendered the hand useless I was told (much) later.