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I am a Product Design student at the University of Huddersfield, and wondered if it would be possible to ask you to take 5 minutes to complete a survey about gardening and issues you may have found in the garden. This will form the research for my Final Year Major Project. 

Before you decide, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve.  Please take time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with others or a university representative if you wish.  Please ask if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information.  Take time to decide whether or not you wish to take part.

Thank you for reading this.

The survey can be found here: 

Thanks in advance,

Sean Danks.


Hi Sean - Can I ask a few questions please?

What age group is this targetted at?  I retired yesterday but I would not regard myself as elderly (you might) - my parents are elderly.

If I answer the questions will it be of any value to you as I am not 'elderly'?

Also It is difficult to answer the first question as I 'maintain' my garden much more often than once a fortnight - I do something in my garden on most days of the week. 

Please let me know if you want me to try to complete the survey. 

Oh, and a tip, sheers are curtains - these are shears 





Am I elderly Dove? I'm older than you

I've got a bit of a bad back and I have retired.


I'm young at heart and not too from Huddersfield, how about you collect me, buy me a few drinks in Wetherspoons and a curry, can you push my wheelchair and I'll do your questionnaire.  


Nut - don't think your elderly - no, OH agrees with me.  

How do we define age?  I suppose I'm middle-aged - what comes next? late middle aged, then I suppose old, and after old comes elderly, then the very elderly and the frail elderly and then the geriatric - what's next .......................... 



If I'm middle aged I'm going to be very old when I die Is the term EMI still in use  in geriatric circles?    

KEF's suggestion sounds OK but not the curry for me thanks, perhaps something Italian? 

Or maybe French.

I'm not using any of those Christmas thingys for at least another month


It's November 6th, Christmas trees are up in Tescos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I've given in   I saw a woman buying Christmas Crackers in Waitrose today 


December 6th, I'll start then.


Chortle - that's the day I used to start - the day after my ex wedding anniversary!  But decoratiions didn't go up until after son's birthday on the 22nd December - which made it all a bit of a rush 


I'd be bored with the decs if they went up much earlier than that.


Apparently when my baby brother was born our decorations stayed up until the summer as he cried when they were taken down - never let him say he wasn't indulged 


sainsburys have had christmas stuff  in for a month ps is this  a christmas thread . whos for pud

no thanks.

looks like some kind of marketing.

companies get your email address this way and sell it on to hundreds of other companies.

star gaze lily

A card shop near me had xmas cards in the middle of June.  

If we're going out, can I have pasta please

Nut,  you've taken your hat off


Nikki J

hehe...these threads have made me smile




star, I said I would use the hats yet but have now realised I haven't got any to use, Is this some form of discrimination?


 No hats here 


I hope they turn up before I need them


no hats no presents .