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Where have we been?

Our ambition is to tour Can You Dig It? to every county in the UK.

Spot the snail

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Snails get everywhere it seems, including onto the grave of well-known plant hunters and gardeners John Tradescant Senior and John Tradescant Junior. I spotted this snail sliming along on the Tradescant family tomb, which is at the Garden Museum in London.

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It’s a brilliant place to visit if you are a gardening fan. There are lots of interesting things to see including a collection of gardening walking sticks designed for gentlemen gardeners who liked to do a spot of gardening while roaming around their country estates. Maybe I should get one for Dan. However, my favourite exhibit was a tin of Slug Death, some kind of toxic powder that promised to obliterate all slugs. Not that I would use it, unlike Dan.

I spent far too much money in the museum shop on gardening-related items that I do not need including some soap for “weary gardeners” and a new allotment journal. So far I have recorded that I have planted some potatoes.

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