Gettin' on a bit - but still gardening!

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Re: Gettin' on a bit - but still gardening!
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2019, 17:53 »
Marvellous crop, Dave!

That's all we need at this time of year, so you take it easy, keep the seed, and restart next year!

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Re: Gettin' on a bit - but still gardening!
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2019, 14:45 »
Congratulations DD on the new addition. You’ll soon be caught up in the trap of can you just have..... but I wouldn’t have it any other way, you can buy veg but not grandchildren (well in theory I know you can but as this is about grow your own 😂😂)
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Re: Gettin' on a bit - but still gardening!
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2019, 18:18 »
I am back, ran out of time to come on here,
 we moved house this one belonged to a lady she died one day short of her 100th Birthday had to replaster all the walls and ceilings they were covered in artext, plus much-needed alterations. I still have my allotment I was doing fine until three months ago developed sciatica, ar 84 now wondering if I should give it up.
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Re: Gettin' on a bit - but still gardening!
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2019, 00:22 »
Only you can decide when it's time to throttle back and give up the allotment but if it's the sciatica (which I suffer from at times thanks to twisting my back whilst lifting years ago) then I'd recommend looking up back exercises.
If you go on your hands and knees and then stretch your right hand and left leg out for 5 seconds or so then the left hand and right leg - repeat a few times - it can help. Well it certainly relieved my sciatica.
Another option is to look at reducing the work on the plot or even sharing it.
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Re: Gettin' on a bit - but still gardening!
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2019, 07:48 »
It's a good thing that the family turned up with two hedge cutters, one of which had a strimmer attached. The manual labour is possible using hand clippers for hedges and a push mower but it certainly saved a lot of time and effort. Things will be better when one knee is replaced in October and better still when both are done.



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