Okay - this is truly a mystery. There are a series of root that run what
seems to be the length of my long garden bed (very close the entire 100+
feet of my driveway) Usual depth is about 6 inches, few have been
deeper, less often shallower
Each time I find another, it's another fresh hell. They're usually about
1/2 inch in diameter, but yesterday's approaches one full inch. Roots of
garden plants I'm trying to divide grow down on either side of this
tough root resulting in very sore muscles.
Near the top of the bed is a Manchurian Crabapple with oaks, pines and
maples at the very top (typical New England woods). At the bottom of the
drive are my snowball viburnum, a clethra (sweet spire - native shrub)
and my neighbors ornamental evergreens.
The driveway goes downhill over its length (top being the house etc)
maybe 15 degrees. The base tends to stay damp unless there is a drought.
OKay I'm in southern NH and this root wasn't there went I built the bed
20 years ago. I want to do a serious overhaul of the whole thing, but
this root is making this old lady achy.
Thank you all