Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:14
Another beautiful day and three items on the news this morning which highlight the great benefits elderly people get when they garden. New studies have shown people who get low quantities of vit. d have a high chance of developing dementia. no easier way to get plenty than to be out gardening in the sunshine. Our self sufficiency in food from Jan. 1st runs out today but is up 2% this year to 60% still low compared to 75% it used to be. Elderly people now harvesting loads of veg and fruit like me to feed themselves and family and friends through the winter are helping haul this target up. And the honeybee population last year dropped 10% as against 33% the year before. I think more elderly gardeners are getting the message to plant more bee friendly plants in their gardens. Incidentally, now the Britain in Bloom judging is going on i do think more marks should be given to ecologically friendly planting. Surely gardeners who help the insects, grow food for humans and wildlife like berries for us and the birds and try their best to be organic should get more points.