“I just get on with it” Niki Pre­ston

Gardeners' World - - Gardening For All -

Blog­ger Niki Pre­ston was born with pho­comelia, leav­ing her with short­ened arms and lim­ited fin­gers, plus she has re­duced mo­bil­ity and can’t bend. How­ever, this hasn’t stopped her pas­sion for gar­den­ing and now she is a well-re­spected re­viewer of spe­cial­ist gar­den tools. “I just get on with it; I’m very stub­born,” says Niki, whose no-non­sense blog is called The Two Fin­gered Gar­dener. “My gar­den is made up of raised beds of vary­ing heights. I can stand or sit at the best ones, and carry on gar­den­ing. I have seat­ing in ev­ery cor­ner, so I can do a bit then sit, do a bit more and then sit again. Also, as I’m only 4’ 9”, my hang­ing bas­kets are lower than nor­mal, so I can reach to dead­head and wa­ter them.” Niki rec­om­mends us­ing good qual­ity chil­dren’s gar­den­ing tools, as they’re smaller and lighter, and she also puts all her equip­ment in a small plas­tic trug so that it’s al­ways with her. nikipreston.com

Niki finds raised beds and chil­dren’s tools a help in the gar­den

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