Amanda Hill forwarded the first entry. Which you will have to admit sets a pretty high standard. She says, "This is a picture of the reaction I had to a blackfly bite I sustained on my forearm in May (I did wonder at the time why I bothered taking the photo - now I know!). The blackflies here are a bit more vicious than the ones you get in Emsworth and as a new immigrant I haven't built up any resistance to whatever it is the little blighters inject. My arm looked like Popeye's for about a week. Luckily blackflies are only with us for three weeks or so in late spring. Otherwise I'd be back on the plane to England in a jiffy."
Helen the patient gardener sent us this, pointing out "we must remember that medical problems can be mental as well as physical and mine are definately mental, oh and financial!!".
6th Sept - FINAL UPDATE
Mr James A-S sent this, "This is my thumb. Although the injury is not exactly visible to the naked eye I wish to enter it into the garden injuries section. This weekend that same thumb was stung at least twice by a nettle and was also hit by a falling brick. Will that do or do I have to get the strimmer out?".
This seems very weedy to me. What does anyone else think?
Finally, a proper injury from Anna at Green Tapestry. She writes, "Here is my entry for the best garden related injury - a bite from some evil creature last weekend - I felt it but did not get a close look at the offender. I did sustain a nastier injury when I fell out of our front door into the porch a couple of days before the bite. I had been out late at night snail hunting and dropped my torch as I came in. I turned round and bent down to retrieve it but toppled over as I did so through the front door into the porch. I badly bruised and scraped both knees but was too busy groaning and applying a packet of frozen peas to aforesaid injuries to take a photo."