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Gardening after stroke

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 07:45

Morning Horlicks. There are several of us on here with varying different issues: for instance I have weakness down my left side, a badly damaged spine, and a memory issue which makes things rather more complicated (does result in nice surprisees when bulbs appear indifferent pots though!)

All I can suggest is look at what you want from your garden: if it is easier to have pots so you don't need to bend over or stretch or can arrange from the safety of a chair and table and have someone else put in the final location,  or even raised beds to save you struggling to get up and down, than play with ideas. Visit other gardens and imagine yourself working there and see if anything sparks as a good idea. 


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 07:30

Morning all. Manic day today involving transporting vehicles, Jack the Ripper presentations, and generally getting ready for spending the weekend in a smoke filled inflatable house. I've been promised they'll let me know if its sunny outside! 


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 08:00

Today, pending any surprises, I'm deep cleaning all the vehicles (could we not have choosen smaller fire engines?!) attending a show (Bakewell Spectacular) at the weekend and getting the riot van (soon to be educational mobile museum) ready for its visit to Ford tomorrow to find out what it wrong with its engine (Hopefully not anything expensive! ) 

Then I've a begging letter to draft looking for support to get some resusi anns so we can teach first aid to visitors for free and my classroom to prepare for a Jack The Ripper presentation tomorrow. 

Aside from generally being awesome I think that's about most of my today list.


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 07:40

Morning all. Off to work shortly - really looking forward to my next day off. Only a few weeks to go and then that one day off is mine. All mine! (Will no doubt be doing chores).


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 21:44

Please send ginger biscuits and lashings of tea. I have some serious work to do! Anyone know any secret millionaire s who want to fund an education department?! Surely between us we know more than just Verdun.


Also mooching around the garden and I'm starting to think my generically unhappy garlic might be going rusty. Am I safe in thinking it doesn't render the crop inedible? 


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:19

Evening all. I'm still at work: the traffic outside is awful there's no point my battling through that when I can sit on my laptop and carry on working for a few precious hours! (As you can tell its going well - waiting for some documents to print!)

Sheffield has seen snow hail and rain today. Glorious sunshine now which I am hoping might last long enough to keep the field we're at an event at (Bakewell) this weekend from becoming a big muddy puddle.


Have a lovely night all!

One for the ladies. ......

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:15

Gosh I feel really lazy I just put my bag in the boot (which you can't open by a button from the outside) when I'm in his lordships car. In my truck however there's no chance of you leaning in an open window!


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 07:44

Morning all.  Well my day off was fun - now to hope my work to do list actually goes down this week. If it gets much longer I'll need another notepad.


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:45

Thank you Dove.


Very tired this evening. Might be an early night!


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 17:10

Does anyone know of any fun recipes for rhubarb?  Last year I rested the rhubarb completely not knowing its history but this year it would be nice to taste it!

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