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gardening and mental health

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:38

Hiya folks.

Agree that gardening, etc. can improve mental health.

I have been looking at volunteering with a well known support organisation that provides gardening as a comfort to,those with drug, alcohol, mental and emotional problems.  It involves teaching these skills as well.

If I have worries and concerns a while spent in the garden is comforting.

gardening and mental health

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:37

Huya folks.

Agree that gardening, etc. can improve mental health.

I have been looking at volunteering with a well known support organisation that provides gardening as a comfort to,those with drug, alcohol, mental and emotional problems.  It involves teaskills these skills as well.

If I have worries and concerns a while spent in the garden is comforting.

Nervous Gardener

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 21:54

I would apply a fertiliser there peanuts.  Ideally you would reseed first.....I tend to do a little every year.  Lidl sell a lawn frrtiliser ...right now...that is excellent value.  

gardeners world presenters

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 20:14

My ideal GW presenters would be me and Dove. ....I would get top billing, of course 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:19

I had a batch of emails re the forum today......just old ones reissued.  

Dahlia's

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:10

Never get over excited Lizness 

Dahlia's

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:04

Hiya lizness,

Cold part of the world with you I think.

Fleece will not be enough I think.  Indoors overnight is best or can you cover with polythene...fleece below....?  If indoors try to take outside during the day if not too cold 

Good luck 

Appalling Customer Service!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 18:53

Not getting great customer service from Alwoods.  Used to be very good, few years back,  I think but no response to queries so far. .

Taken over garden - a few ornamental grasses and dogwoods to identify....

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 18:45

Midwinter fire is only dogwood I do not cut back hard.  For me it is a weak grower that sulks when hard pruned.  Also needs best soil you can give it and generous fertiliser.  The best dogwoods (grown for their coloured stems) are elegantissima and aurea for the bonus of fine coloured summer leaves.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 18:34

Ooooooooooooo, Yorkshire puddings.  

Punkdoc, love reading chris lloyds books.  Over and over.  Inspirational reading.

Had  a water leak that could not be traced..bit of a worry ...but now traced to the supply pipe.  30 metres plus to be replaced but modern methods mean little disturbance to driveway apparently.

No foodbank today as I consulted  with the engineers.  Just had text to say delicious YumYums had been brought in today for me........oh eck!  Asked for double for next week 

Been lovely warm day today.  No wind and plenty of sunshine and a lovely clear evening.

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