Am I morally wrong ?

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    A five-minute walk from my humble abode is an old cemetary full of some of the most lush conifers you can imagine .
    As cynical as it seems , when you think of the supply of minerals underneath , it's no wonder the trees thrive !:heehee:
    This train of thought just crossed my mind whilst reading of the ashes on the plant roots above.
     
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      @PaulB3 I've often thought the same about cemeteries! Lots of nutrients!
       
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        Good to have communication with a fellow cynic :dbgrtmb: .
         
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          Lots of worms in there aye :phew:
           
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            Picked some lush blackberries while I was working in a graveyard :)
             
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              'They' reckon that more people have died on the planet in the past than there are actually alive now ! I like to think where all that organic waste and minerals have gone :scratch:
              When you think about your garden soil , which 'They' say is completely inverted from top to bottom by earthworms on average every seven-years , what your actually delving into is a combination of weathered-rock , decomposed plant material , meteoric and cometary dust plus the combined minerals of countless billions of corpses of every living creature preceding us .

              Aaah....De Vermis Mysteriis.......the Mysteries of the Worm :th scifD36:
               
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                If you look at most village churchyards, the paths appear to be sunken. They were originally at ground level but the level of the graveyard has risen due to the amount of bodies put in over the centuries.

                The teeth you find are cracked and worn, but with no cavities. Very little sugar in the diet :)
                 
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                  My hubbie suggests a knock on the door and an offer to buy some of the higher maintenance plants back at a cost of say £100 where they need not know the original value was more like £300 (change numbers accordingly). You win by getting bargain plants which have sentimental value to you, they win by getting money for something their dog was just going to trample to death. You could even suggest some plants power maintenance plants which might suit the new garden needs whereby the landlord wins too.
                   
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                    One - month on and a quick update on this thread ; the people I thought were moving in 'didn't' , so that was good for the garden anyway .
                    Appears to be an average middle-aged couple in there now , and the garden hasn't really been touched at all .
                    Think I'll just move on !:blue thumb:
                     
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                      Always nice to read a happy ending :)
                       
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