Gardening Aids For The Elderly

Gardeners who are able to carry on gardening into their later years without feeling aches and pains are very lucky. Some people are far less fortunate and suffer from a disability, which can severely restrict their gardening activities.

Nowadays there are a wide range of tools and gardening aids which help us to overcome the challenges we face.

Whilst preparing our top twenty we noticed that there was a huge difference in price between virtually the same products. Naturally we have selected the gardening aid which offers you the best value for money.

All of the products have a four to five star rating on Amazon. Our top twenty covers a wide spectrum of garden tasks…..we hope you can find just what you are looking for.

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My Family History…How It Was Researched And What It Revealed

Richard Clarke

I have been able to trace the family history of my father, back to the early 1800s, when they were cattle dealers in Macclesfield, Cheshire. You will find references on how I researched my family history at the end of this post.

At that time England was on the brink of an Industrial Revolution following the invention of the spinning jenny by James Hargreaves in 1764. Samuel Greg built one of the first cotton mills on the River Bollin at Styal, Cheshire in 1784…..just a few miles from Macclesfield.

A huge labour force was required to man the cotton mills, which were being built throughout the North West of England at that time. Poor farm workers and their families moved to the new cotton towns to seek their fortunes.

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How To Save Money As A Senior…Loyalty Cards and Couponing

 

How to save money following an expensive Christmas is probably a top priority for most of us.

Loyalty cards, couponing and cashback will not save you huge sums of money, but you know what they say ‘Look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves’. 

Loyalty Cards

There are four leading loyalty cards in the UK, Nectar (Sainsburys), Tesco Clubcard, Boots Advantage card and Morrisons More card. So lets take a look at Nectar first.

 

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Nine Means Of Transport Fallen By The Wayside In My Lifetime

Transport has evolved through many centuries….from the use of a wheel on a cart to the launch of a moon rocket. The past 100 years has seen the introduction of many innovative ways to travel, some of which have fallen by the wayside.

 

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Our Gardening Year – A Journey Around Some English Gardens

Our gardening year begins with this magnificent display of daffodils, which herald the arrival of spring in the UK.

SPRING

This field, near Whitegate in North Cheshire, was once a daffodil farm. Now it is opened to raise money for worthwhile causes. (Early April).

Ian Clarke

Daffodil field, Whitegate. Ian Clarke

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Old Crocks Presents…Just For Her

Here are some great presents for the woman who has everything

It would take ages to find these items in the shops

So we have personally selected them for you….it will save you heaps of time.

Click on any product image to view further details and make a purchase.

Scented Wine Bottle Candle

Burn time 80+ hours

Natural soya wax

Recycled, flame polished wine bottle

 

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Old Crocks Presents….Just For Him

Here are some great presents for the man who already has everything!

It would take ages to find these items in the shops

So we have personally selected them for you….it will save you heaps of time.

Click on any product image to view further details and make a purchase.

 

Heavy Duty 7-in-1 Tool

Manufactured from stainless steel

Complete with canvas type pouch

Includes wrench, hammer, knife and combination pliers

Also has a saw, slotted screwdriver and a file

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Our Pinterest Pins

Pinterest

We have an extensive range of subjects on Pinterest. Here are some of the boards we have created along with an illustrative image. Just click on the image to see the complete Pinterest board on that subject.

Garden Ornaments

Ornaments enhance any garden. 

This board includes a skeleton riding a penny farthing to the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland!

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best….like these pebble footprints

We hope that you can find some ideas for your own garden.

 

 

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