A Flower Bed Is Not A Garbage Dump
When I had the pond filtration upgraded recently, new drain and return pipes meant the old plumbing was now unnecessary. I thought maybe the contractor might pull out some of the old stuff, but he was a wise contractor, or at least one who had been in business a long time. Experienced contractors learn never to go out of the scope of the contract and never touch anything you don't have to, lest what you touch is a can of worms--or Pandora's box.
A lot of contractors would be honestly puzzled at my efforts to remove unnecessary pipe. What are they hurting? Just plant around them!
Of course a gardener has a completely different point of view--we want to plant everywhere. Old pipes and squashed soda cans and pieces of plastic bag in our fluffy loam is downright sinful. I spent the day yesterday digging out pipes, purifying the once and future home of roses and begonias. A flower bed is not a garbage dump.
Archeologists of the distant future will be disappointed with what was once my garden--or so I fervently hope.
Won't last, don't care: