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on bed rest!

Following surgery on my neck earlier in the week I am now faced with several weeks inactivity. The husband is keeping my flower and fruit garden ticking over and before the op I worked hard to get tbe garden ship shape with annual and perenial pots positioned outside the patio doors. Are threre any keen gardeners out there who have survived a similar enforced rest and have found ways of passing the time?


  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 3,730

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    How about making a glossary of all your plants - either lists, spreadsheets, photographs or a drawn 'map'??

    I'm sure others will have great ideas...

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,455

    I am in much the same position, no gardening as such for me for a few weeks. At least I can, am supposed to, walk about. Frustrating to stagger round the garden and not be able to actually do anything though.

    Not sure what to suggest to do . Sympathy.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 22,279

    I had neck surgery 5 years ago - cage to support 3 vertebrae with knackered discs that had been pinching lots of nerves.   I wasn't confined to barracks but was told to be careful and take it easy for a few weeks - not easy when suddenly free of excruciating pain and feeling very sprightly as a result!  

    I completed some old embroidery projects, cuddled cat and dog, read loads of books,researched plants for the garden, made shopping lists for OH, and found new recipes for dinner.  I was president of a dance club so did loads of admin on the PC working out time-tables for all the hall hires and classes and teacher contracts for the new season and posters for publicity.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 3,730

    One idea for this week... watch all the Chelsea Flower Show programmes! 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • rubberrubber Posts: 80

    Thanks for you suggestions. I have survived the first week and chelsea is keeping me interested this wee though i got a bit annoyed at the best in show garden. Perhaps i am missing something but i thought they were supposed to be show gardens not someones slant on an old quarry in malta!  I felt so sorry for chris beardshaw he was obviously disappointed. Anyway i have voted for his garden in the viewers favourite catagory. I hope he wins.

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 3,730

    Your views on the Best In Show are shared with many, I think.

    Next week is Spring Watch - so if you like nature programmes you have something to follow - plus they usually have 'live cams' to view day and night. 

    Hope you are healing well and feeling comfortable. 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Logan4Logan4 West MidlandsPosts: 2,305

    Hi Rubber, 5 weeks ago i fractured my knee. Got full leg plaster. Stuck down stairs and can't do much. Got another week to go. I watched a lot of TV,

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