Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Profile Image Alan

alan1111

Phlox subulata

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2022
  • Like Count 17
comment
alan1111

In full flower #phlox

2w
comment
alan1111

The short answer is no Katy. It all started with a hanging basket a few years before I joined GT. I moved on to a few pots. I was house bound with back problems before I had surgery it was a slow recovery having to learn to walk again to this day I have conic pain and can only do a little at a time. I used plants as a wellness tool. I moved on to a small area between two sheds up to what you see today. In the four years in on GT my passion and knowledge has grown thanks to you and... @gjones

2w
comment
alan1111

others here on GT. Looking back I can see how much I've learned. It been a hard journey but worth every moment with the benefits it has improved my life. I'll tag you how much I've come on in those four years. You don't know it but you have played a big part of that I owe you a big thank you 🤗 @gjones

2w
comment
alan1111

That sounds very scary for something like to happen so fast and out of the blue and have it effect you that length of time without a diagnosis. Are you still looking for a diagnosis? Looking at your plants and garden I would never know you are limited as to what you can do. Just shows you the healing power of gardening. It gave you the strength and motivation to get back out to it improving your quality of life @gjones

2w
comment
alan1111

Hi Katy sorry I'm only replying now I seen your message then forgot about it completely went out of my head I do apologise. Its been a hard road for you forsure. After going through all that can lead a dark place. You have a deep inner strength to pick yourself up and get on with it. I know what you mean about the leg takes me a few minutes to get going in the mornings 😂 @gjones

2w
comment
alan1111

The things mothers used to say, an answer for everything 😂 @gjones

2w
comment
alan1111

I fell off a stepladder breaking my lower back a few screws in place also surgery on some compressed discs @gjones

2w
comment
alan1111

Eighteen years now, pain everyday, limited in everything in I do in everyday life @gjones

2w
comment
alan1111

Judging by your garden you and Glyn make a good team. I'm blown away by it each year. @gjones

2w

>