Raising the game
I was delighted by September issue’s Your feelgood garden, and Gardening for all abilities. I have ME so I have adapted my garden to suit my needs. Mark Lane is so right when he advises pacing yourself; it’s easy to overdo things. And his tips are essential for making things easier, too. I was finding my borders difficult so I made changes – using a raised bed to grow summer flowers from seeds and cuttings. In only a few months, I transformed a bed of bare soil to one that was packed to the brim with colourful blooms. I now have a feelgood garden –a place that helps me even on my bad days. The soft leaves, scented rose, sweet peas and the bright colours create a vibrant mood that boosts my energy. It’s the natural medicine I need to help me feel better.
Claire finds that her raised bed lifts the spirits