ideas for hemiplegic gardener
Does anyone have any ideas/experience of setting up a garden for someone with left-side paralysis?
A close friend suffered a stroke a year ago and still has no movement in his left arm. He can walk fairly well with a stick but without it his balance is a bit iffy. From a sitting position he could probably do just about anything on a raised bed but we live in an area with hot, dry summers and I'm afraid watering will be a nightmare.
We can use a walled area of about 10 sq yds, triangular in shape. What is the concensus of opinion: borders around the edge or a bed in the middle? Raised beds or not?
And please can anyone give me an insight into what I can reasonably expect him to tackle!