BEING a professional gardener these days is becoming more and more dangerous.
Pruning shrubs and trees, you get attacked by wasps and bees; weeding garden beds, you have to watch out for snakes, blue-tongue lizards and redbacks; but the most dangerous of all these days is slashing long grass on verges where hypodermic syringes are dumped.
I hit one the other day with my line-trimmer (whipper-snipper) which flew up and hit me on the leg.
Luckily, both syringes I found that day had caps on the needle or I could have been in for a hepatitis check. Gerry Coleman,