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elvis2003

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urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
« on: December 30, 2009, 11:38:37 »
hi folks, the chap who is building our community plot had just sent me a text,he is putting my quote together and wants to know if we want the raised beds 2 or 3 foot tall,they are specifically for thise in wheel chairs,i would have thought around 2.5 foot,anyone got any advice please,much appreaciated
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urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
« on: December 30, 2009, 11:38:37 »

betula

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Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 11:54:35 »
Try calling Thrive,I am sure they will be able to advise you.

http://www.thrive.org.uk/ask-thrive.aspx

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Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 11:56:56 »
thanks betula,was just looking at their website and it didnt occur to me to call them,so used to doing everything online these days!
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Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 12:23:54 »
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Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 13:48:39 »
ours are much lower than I thought, mine are 16" to 2' high, I can put a board between and sit on it, we have some waist height for people who cannot bend plus some approx 2' tall for wheelchairs, I think Thrive is best for advice  :)

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Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 14:18:29 »
Try the Brown round raised beds,

They do not cost much, big recycled plastic - and very very easy to install - in about few seconds.

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Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 15:02:43 »
hi i`m a tad luckier than you because you need a wheelchair-i have an old, thick coat of my husbands,and i shuffled along the rows on my butt on that.not ideal i know-and i manage to get covered in mud even so,  but couldnt think of anything more useful which would allow me to garden from sitting on the floor?!     ;D

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Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010, 15:32:18 »
my dad in law made a wooden seat with wheels on to garden on the ground, I tried it, nearly ended up upside down  ;D

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Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2010, 17:05:35 »
Our local garden centre (Henleaze, Bristol) sells wooden waist-high raised beds on wheels. Look good, but are a tad pricey (99). Thrive will probably have some better ideas than this though!


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Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2010, 17:01:14 »
I reckon you could knock up a few beds on wheels for cheaper than that.
Put it to the person in charge and see who can help out.
You may get an offer from a local chippie or DIY person who could do this for you.
You can pick up trolley wheels from any hardware store or on line too.

Got them back now to put some tread on them