Hi all, I have to do all my gardening whilst sitting on a gardening stool, but it hasn't stopped me from reclaiming both my front (now finished), or my back garden from what used to be where the people around here used to dump their rubbish as the house was empty for a long time.
I am 3/4 of the way done in the back garden where I have to contend with many docks and dandelions, plus more than a few geums. Add to those, numerous burried bags of rubbish, rubble and glass (I dug up a whole window frame complete with 5 buckets of glass), a giant Sycamore and enough slugs and snails to start a business exporting them back to where they originated. On the plus side my gardens are pretty much pulsing with worms, bees and just about anything some people shudder at. I can dig down 13 inches from my stool, so if I need anything deeper I dig a trench big enough for my stool and my feet, then in I clamber and get down and dirty. I love being outside and since I can't go walking anymore, gardening is my favourite exercise. Yes I dig until the pain won't let me and sometimes longer to finish the job, but when you can sit outside and relax with the bees buzzing around the flowers and the birds singing, you can forget the stress the pain causes for a little while.