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The Hastings Beds [May. 10th, 2017|10:40 am]
Tony Grist
Dig down a foot in our garden and you hit impacted sand- pure enough to build castles with. This means that not so long ago- just a hop, skip and a jump in geologic time- our part of South-Eastern England was under water. Wikipedia tells me that if one were lucky one might find plesiosaur bones in the mix- and that the proper name for the formation is The Hastings Beds.

[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2017-05-10 11:56 am (UTC)
Plesiosaurs! That would certainly make gardening more exciting...

We are on the edge of Egdon Heath, and have no soil to speak of, just sand and gravel. You need a crowbar to dig past the gravel pan if you want to plant anything...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-05-10 12:34 pm (UTC)
We used to be a farm- so I suppose our topsoil- such as it is- must be mainly farmyard muck.
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