Are you wanting to do more gardening?
The sunny weather has been spoiling us lately, sending both
our flowers... and weeds into overdrive.
But do you ever look out at your garden, want to make a start and not
know where to begin? Maybe we can help.
The team at Thrive, a gardening for health charity, have been in touch and shared some of their wonderful resources with us and our members. From practical tips about equipment and tools to insight into why gardening is good for wellbeing, let their information both interest you and inspire!
Thrive's handy resources for disabled gardeners
- Thrive’s ‘Carry on gardening’ website has top tips for disabled gardeners with specific sections designed to help green-fingered folk who have had a stroke, heart-disease, sight loss or have other impairments.
- Thrive’s Gardening Club newsletter is designed to make gardening accessible and enjoyable for everyone, with easy to follow, simple step-by-step instructions and pictures that will guide you through any gardening activity, even if it’s your first time picking up a fork, spade or trowel!
- Take part in a 28 day challenge and get to grips with mother nature whilst benefitting your emotions and mood.
- Acquire some horticultural know-how by taking part in Thrive’s free online course 'Cultivating Wellbeing in Gardens and Nature' where you can learn the science behind why gardens and nature improves wellbeing.
How's your garden faring?In January, I asked 'How does your garden grow?' and you lovely lot told us about your plants and sent in some photos.
Now we have hit the hazy heights of June (where's this year gone?!), I'd love to know how your buds are blooming or what plant-based pains you're trying to fend off. Leave us your comments, pics and flower-based frettings below, and we'll channel Alan Titchmarsh to help you out.
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