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Tips on gardening

Changing tasks

Keep changing the chores you're doing to give your joints different actions. This stops prolonged use of any one joint.

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Invest in good tools

My biggest tip is to invest in good tools with extended handles. I also have a number of different height decks that I can sit on to get access to built-in flower beds and pots.

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Shed adaptations

My potting shed not only has a bench for standing at to rest my arms on, but now has a small folding table and a lower folding chair, so I can sit down for longer jobs...

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Hosepipe adaptations

I’ve recently bought an aqua spray gun for my hose pipe. As I have bad arthritis in my hands, the normal spray gun with a trigger was a pain (literally) to use. This has a 'lever' on the top to regulate the flow, and then just relax...

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