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Garden Kneelers

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 21:56

The seat certainly would help in taking some of the weight off the knees.  It also makes it easier to shift weight around when getting up or leaning to the side. I wouldn't want any storage built in.  It would make it too bulky, and potentially too heavy.  I would be storing in a shed so as long as the knee pads fold up, and the pads and hand hold section fold back over the seat it would be idea for storing too.

Garden Kneelers

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 17:29

I've had surgery on both knees and the only kneeler I find any good at present is a basic pad which cost under a fiver.  I use the reversible kneeler/seat to help me get back up, but find it too poorly padded to protect my knees.  In fact it probably puts more pressure on them than using the kneeling pad.

Garden Kneelers

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 14:00

The 'elephant foot' step is what I guess you're referring to.  Something like that actually may do the job, although it would still require some quite deep bending.  The one in the link does position the user lower to the ground.  The benefit of the 'elephant step' is that you aren't actually kneeling at all.  Horses for courses I guess.

Garden Kneelers

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 12:09
Dylan1234 says:

Do you ever get tired whilst using the kneeler? As I understand that it can be strenuous to support yourself in an upright position. Would you appreciate a seat attached to the kneeler in this way: https://cdn3.volusion.com/yyenr.fzqwz/v/vspfiles/photos/BG-GB2290-2.jpg so that you could rest without standing up and flipping the kneeler so that it becomes a seat (with modifications to include handles to assist getting up/sitting down) over the traditional design looking like this: http://www.coopersofstortford.co.uk/images/products/large/ST06067i.jpg ?

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 The first kneeler you link to is pretty bulky and I suspect fairly difficult to shift around.  I do like the design though as you can remain supported whilst leaning forward.  One of the problems I find with the normal reversible seat/kneeler is that it's too high for low level weeding if using the seat.  Leaning forward often results in the seat tipping and depositing me on the ground beside it.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 17:43

I've just read that Craig reckons there will be same sex couples on the show by next year.  My immediate thought was imagine the screams about prejudice if that couple was absolute rubbish and was voted off in the first week!

Setting timer for drip irrigation

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 17:31
Guernsey Donkey2 says:

Saves on the back ache too from lifting heavy watering cans doesn't it?  I can't imagine not have this automatic watering system now.  I have saved almost an hour a day in which I can be doing other gardening jobs or just RELAXING!

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 Absolutely.  My irrigation system waters around 40 pots, hanging baskets and troughs.  I hate to think how many cans that would need.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 13:46
plant pauper says:

Hiya Frank.

Glad you're well and still keeping an eye on us.

I didn't see it last night...I usually leave it a few weeks to settle down before I bother. 

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 I'm with you on that.  Get the worst of the dross out of the way (hopefully) and then see how it goes.  With each passing year there are fewer and fewer even 'C' listers appearing.  Most of this year's appearances were followed by 'Who are they?" from my other half.  She just beat me to it each time!

Setting timer for drip irrigation

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 13:39

Once it's set up I suspect you will use it more than just when away.  It takes away one of the monotonous daily chores, and stops the water from leaky watering cans running down your arms.

flooring for greenhouse

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 08:13

Due to the very specific information requirements I think you'd probably be best advised to ask on a USA based forum.  This one is UK based.

Setting timer for drip irrigation

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 21:00

Sorry, I should have said that watering is twice daily on mine too.  7am and 7pm.

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