I don't often LOL at catalogue e-mails, but this part of the 'Dobies of Devon' (seeds for the discerning gardner type) mail had me snorting into my Typhoo this afternoon as I read it...
And I'm pretty sure they're talking about the menfolk here becasue I'd imagine if the lady of the house was caught with her pants down over her compost heap, there'd be a whole new meaning to the "Neighbourhood Watch".
PEE TO HELP YOUR GARDEN GROW
Most of us know all about the benefits of composting, and many of us are aware that urine can help to speed up the composting process. Now a National Trust property in Cambridgeshire have taken this to its logical conclusion and are urging people to relieve themselves outdoors to help gardens grow greener. Head gardener Philip Whaites is urging his male colleagues to pee on the straw bale to activate the composting process on the estate's compost heap. He said the "pee bale" is only in use out of visitor hours, since "we don't want to scare the public". Indeed. Read more, if you wish, on the BBC site. On a similar note, the Daily Mail reports that tomato growers can enrich the soil and therefore their plants using their own wee. Must be something in the water.
No - LOLage!