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Post by Swimmer » Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:53 pm

Hi everyone, I am looking for planters, window boxes etc that are about 3 feet high or waist level so that my mother, who is physically disabled and cannot bend to the ground, can continue to enjoy her gardening. The planters need to be stable and robust, does anyone know where I can buy something like this, or is there anyone within a few miles of Sheffield who can make them at reasonable cost. Many thanks, swimmer.
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Post by despair » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:19 pm

Ask your CAB office if theres a Voluntary Group nnear you who can help
Their may also be someone who adapts equipment for the disabled

Contact Age Concern or Social Services they may know of someone

Or maybe a local Joinery Firm would be happy to help

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Post by WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:28 pm

I have seen some fairly tall planters in Wilko and B&Q, we bought some tall plastic planters from B&Q which are great because they are so much lighter than a ceramic or fibre glass pot.

Do some searching on Google for tall pots and you should find some online gardening suppliers that stock tall pots and troughs.

It is a good idea to have some made I suppose, you get the perfect size then.

Best of luck.

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Post by despair » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:51 pm

I would also suggest you join a local Freecycle group

and post a wanted ad on there .........i am sure someone will help out

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Post by arborlad » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:03 pm

We use 4"x4" posts to make raised beds for school 'grow-clubs' etc.

If you wanted a 3'x4' bed for example, then 6' and 8' posts cut in half will do it. Held together with 'Timberfix' screws, they're very stable and secure.

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Post by gardenlaw » Wed May 26, 2010 10:34 am

This is a helpful link to the height and building of raised beds for the disabled
http://www.carryongardening.org.uk/file ... _Nov08.pdf

http://www.carryongardening.org.uk/file ... _Nov08.pdf



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Re: Disabled Gardening

Post by EttaT » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:58 pm

I was thinking raised garden beds would be a good idea too. They shouldn't be too difficult to make. You basically don't want to make them too deep as you don't want your mother to have to bend over to tend to the back of the garden beds. Just make sure they are lined, so the wood doesn't rot from the soil.

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