I’m looking at our little square of garden, at our immaculate (fake) lawn, and wondering what on earth all the debris is at the bottom. “Ah-hum”, thinks me. “Here’s another excuse for husband to get his lawn-vacuum cleaner out and go all OCD on me cleaning up the lawn”. I go to investigate. Save him frightening the squirrels, Peanut, and next door’s 10 month old baby.
OH MY GOD ITS NUTS!!!! Or something that looks a lot like nuts. Not being an expert on what things look like when they fall from a tree, I picked some up, took some photos and took to google. (Not before Peanut had snarfed about six and sat happily crunching them).
GOOGLE: “what nuts grow in England”
GOOGLE: “Image of hazelnut” (other than the one on the Nutella jar)
GOOGLE: “Image of hazelnut tree”
GOOGLE: “are hazelnuts poisonous to dogs” (answer – no. thankfully).
Now I have about 30 hazelnuts sitting in my kitchen, happily drying out and waiting for their next destiny, which I believe will be some sort of home-made nutella type dessert….
The most incredible thing about this story, for those of you who may have seen our garden – is that it literally is just a 5x5m square patch of artificial lawn, with some Laurel trees lining the fence at the bottom and a small potted herb garden I am attempting to cultivate. The tree behind the fence belongs to, well, I have no idea. It’s an empty patch of land, so I say, finders keepers. I have been previously known to grumble about said tree’s potential light blocking impact, but I am now inclined to forgive it it’s sunny position.
It also explains why we have so many squirrels sitting on the fence taunting the poor dog.