Using gardening hand tools

Using a hand trowel or fork when planting out or weeding can cause strain or be a major source of discomfort for many gardeners. The wrist joint is quite a complex structure, containing a group of eight tiny bones (carpals), which offer a great range of flexibility but this level of movement … [Read more...]



Make Spring Gardening Easier

As gloomy winter days give way to the watery sunlight of spring, the temperature may still be cool but daylight hours are lengthening and the garden is certainly starting to show new signs of life. Early spring can be a hard physical time for the gardener and apart from the usual seed sowing … [Read more...]



Gardening Bad for Backs?

In a recent article by the BBC, the growing popularity of gardening is putting many people at risk of back pain, according to a survey. … [Read more...]



Size Matters When You Fork Out

Gardeners enjoy digging and cultivation as it helps to keep us fit and strong, but too much bending can bring on those back aches and knee strains. … [Read more...]



Gardening With Arthritis

There are various forms of arthritic conditions which can affect the body in different ways. However, in nearly all cases, the sufferer will experience some form of joint pain and immobility. For gardeners, this spoils the enjoyment of undertaking normal tasks such as weeding and planting, often … [Read more...]



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