Garden

I can now see light at the end of the tunnel

I can now see light at the end of the tunnel

Someone told me my last couple of blogs were not optimistic, Guilty as charged. In my defence I say that advanced multiple sclerosis is a gritty disabling disease. It is always there, in your face and in your head. There is no escape from it. The good news is that in my head I can […]

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More experience of sitting down gardening

More experience of sitting down gardening

Standing up gardening has one big drawback for me. I will fall over and I do. Digging a hole with a spade is not an option. In fact The Wife has banned me from that activity but secretly I’m quite relieved. Instead I do sitting down gardening, it is what it says on the tin. […]

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Three vignettes from the last few days

Three vignettes from the last few days

A change to the usual post; three vignettes from the last few days. August was supposed to be a quiet month but there has been something happening nearly every day. Summer is now over and the days are getting noticeably shorter. The ‘to do’ list was supposed to shrink, instead it has grown. Looking ahead Next […]

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I have discovered sitting-down gardening

I have discovered sitting-down gardening

I have had to discover a different way to garden. It is because I am disabled by MS and things had to change. It is now ‘plastic-lined’ boxes type of gardening. No more digging holes with a spade or bending over to pull up weeds. I have discovered sitting-down gardening.  Perhaps it discovered me, who […]

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Another milestone in the inevitable progression of my MS

Another milestone in the inevitable progression of my MS

Something has definitely changed in the last few weeks. It was not an ‘Oh my God’ moment as in a flash of inspiration. Instead it was an ‘Oh my God’ realisation and it took a few weeks for me to understand. Let’s call it another milestone in the inevitable progression of my MS. Life moves […]

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Its when the unexpected happens

Its when the unexpected happens

Its when the unexpected accident happens. Inevitably I get stressed and this feeling lasts for a couple of hours. When I am feeling fragile it does not take much to tip me over the edge. Most of the time I’m as tough as old boots. Its when the unexpected happens The problem is the MS. My memory and sense […]

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Long handled Leaf Collector

Long handled Leaf Collector

Use the Long Handled Lead Collector to keep the lawn and patio clear of fallen leaves and you will not even need to bend over. The two large plastic grabbers It makes collecting fallen leaves, cut grass and other garden debris easy. The design of the two large flat scoops makes the removal of garden rubbish so […]

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Non Slip Outdoor Step

Non Slip Outdoor Step

The Non Slip Outdoor Step is is a practical and clever idea. It instantly reduces the height of a step. The non slip outdoor step is ideal for giving you that little bit of added help when tackling large doorsteps. Its allowing you to take two smaller steps rather than struggling with one large step. All […]

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Wood and Fabric Hand Fan

Wood and Fabric Hand Fan

Swish a Black Wood and Fabric Hand Fan gently in front of your face; it creates a gentle breeze that will make you feel cooler. Elegant solution Using a Black Wood and Fabric Hand Fan exudes an elegant style so you keep cool while everyone else is getting too hot. I think a folding fan is an excellent […]

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Do Hospital Gardens Aid Recovery?

Do Hospital Gardens Aid Recovery?

Hospital gardens can help patients with recovery. They will spend less time in hospital. A garden provides access to active exercise and can instill a desire to live My experience in 2009 I was working in Hamburg when I fell over, cracked two ribs and punctured a lung. After the operation to insert a tube to […]

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Digging up weeds should be an easy job

Digging up weeds should be an easy job

Use a Fiskars Weed Puller and now digging up weeds should be an easy job. Lets be honest, bending down to dig up weeds is not enjoyable gardening. Now you can do it while standing up. This must be a better solution. Could it be called fun gardening? As we all know weeds just appear out of […]

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Water Cooling Bandana Collar Neck Wrap

Water Cooling Bandana Collar Neck Wrap

Have you been finding it too hot just recently? Is it difficult to keep yourself cool?  The Water Cooling Bandana Collar Wrap is one way of keeping cooler. Water Cooling Bandana Collar Neck Wrap Just soak the bandana in cold water for 3-5 minutes then wear it around neck, forehead, or wrist. You will now […]

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The Executioner Fly Zapper

The Executioner Fly Zapper

The Executioner Fly Zapper, the best fly zapper with a difference. A tennis racket shape and when you hit the fly there is a CRACK, burst of light and the fly is vaporized. Nothing could be simpler or more satisfying. A success is obvious and satisfying So many insects mange to see the swatter coming […]

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Gardening with a Vegtrug

Gardening with a Vegtrug

You want to grow veggies and maybe soft fruit so why not use a VegTrug Vegetable Planter. Gardening with a Vegtrug makes gardening much simpler and easier especially if its difficult to bend over or keep your balance. Maybe you are now finding it more and more difficult to get down to ground level. I […]

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Traditional 2 Seater Wooden Garden Bench

Traditional 2 Seater Wooden Garden Bench

A Traditional 2 seater wooded garden bench is a focal point in any garden. Thw wndsor design is a classical style. Why not relax in the garden, read the papers or a book? Feel the sunshine or maybe place the 2 seater wooden garden bench in the dappled shade of a tree. Maybe put the […]

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Vegtrug Wall Hugger

Vegtrug Wall Hugger

The Vegtrug containers are ideal for someone who wants to grow vegetables, herbs or even flowering plants. The Vegtrug comes in two different lengths, Vegtrug 1m Wall Hugger (3ft 3″”) and Vegtrug 1.8m Wall Hugger (6′ 0″) and both of them are only 46 cm (18″) deep. Ideal for narrow spaces This Vegtrug is a […]

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Flower Pot Mover

Flower Pot Mover

The Gardman Cast Iron Pot Plant Trolley is an ideal item to use as a flower pot mover. The trolley is ideal for moving heavy weight pots around the garden or indoors. This simple pot mover has swiveling wheels for easy maneuvering and will carry up to 100 kg of weight. It is made from cast iron. […]

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Ratchet and Twist Action Secateurs

Ratchet and Twist Action Secateurs

Plants are fantastic to look at when in flower. Picking an apple from a tree and eating it is a real joy. Picking raspberries from your garden and then eating them with cream and sugar is a treat. Every year these plants will need pruning and good sharp secateurs are essential. The Spear & Jackson – […]

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Bosch Telescopic Handles for Bosch Shearer & Trimmer

Bosch Telescopic Handles for Bosch Shearer & Trimmer

A Bosch Telescopic Handles  for Bosch Trimmer will probably be a big help if you have purchased the Bosch cordless edging and shearing tool , then. You can now use the Bosch edge trimmer while standing up and also get-at hard-to-reach areas. The telescopic handle is height adjustable from 80cm-115cm and it fixes to the Bosch Isio […]

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Bosch Isio Shape & Edging Shears

Bosch Isio Shape & Edging Shears

Bosch Isio Shape & Edging Shears uses a 3.6V lithium-ion battery, the same sort of battery that a portable lap-top computer uses. It is a compact and lightweight lawn edging and shrub shaping shearing tool.  It has a comfortable soft grip handle, and being lightweight at only 550g, it’s comfortable to use for long periods. […]

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Garden or Patio Wooden Rocking Chair

Garden or Patio Wooden Rocking Chair

Constructed from Chinese Pine, this Garden or Patio Wooden Rocking Chair is durable, attractive, exceptionally comfortable with its wide armrests, and available at a bargain price. Help you to rock the summer away. The Rocking Chair is delivered to your door as a flatpack. It is made from Chinese Pine and assembly is straightforward. They are remarkable […]

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Raised garden planter bed

Raised garden planter bed

A raised garden planter bed bed looks good against a wall or it can be free standing. If you are confined to a wheelchair, have squiffy balance or find bending down difficult then most of the gardening tasks are quite a challenge. It is so much easier to do these tasks when sitting down. A […]

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Folding seat and kneeler

Folding seat and kneeler

The Folding Seat and Kneeler is an extremely useful outdoor thing-umy-jig. Actually it is a combination garden seat and kneeler and it is very sturdy. I use it for kneeling down when gardening or anything else where you have to be close to the ground. It can be a simple seat or bench for sitting in the […]

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