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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Kevin Cowans, May 12, 2018.

  1. Kevin Cowans

    Kevin Cowans Gardener

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    Hello all

    I am new to this site and just wanted to say hello.

    I am Disabled and am currently trying to get on top of my garden where the borders have become overgrown in the last few years.

    Needless to say that it is difficult for me but I am trying.

    I will see you in the Forums.

    Kevin
     
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    • Jack Sparrow

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      Welcome to GC. :dbgrtmb:
       
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        Welcome to Gardeners Corner :sign0016:
         
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        • Kevin Cowans

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          Hello all

          Thanks for the welcome, it is really appreciated.

          I see a long road ahead of me trying to get the garden in shape, however, I have to start somewhere :)

          Kevin
           
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            Good afternoon @Kevin Cowans my friend and a warm welcome to Gardeners Corner:smile:


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              • Kevin Cowans

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                Hello

                Thanks for the welcome.

                I did look at the Disabled Section, however, it seems to be more targeted at Physical Disabilities.

                I suppose I should of been clearer concerning my Disability, sorry about that.

                I am Autistic and find it difficult to leave the house, even to go into the garden at times, especially the front garden.

                Also, because I have sensory sensitivities I find it difficult to be outside in the warmer weather as it makes me ill.

                I am trying to get things done in the garden but it is difficult.

                Thanks

                Kevin
                 
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                • Fern4

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                  Hi Kevin.....welcome to GC :sign0016:
                   
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                    Hi Kevin, welcome to Gardeners Corner and I'm sure you'll enjoy being a member of the GC Gang!!:thumbsup::love30::snorky:
                     
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                      Welcome to GC Kevin.

                      Although we can't offer you physical help with your garden, we're a friendly bunch and certainly willing to offer any support and advice you may need. :)
                       
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                      • Kevin Cowans

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                        Hello all

                        Thanks for the welcomes, it is appreciated.

                        Kevin
                         
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                          :sign0016: @Kevin Cowans. You will get lots of useful and helpful advice on the Forum.
                           
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                          • Gail_68

                            Gail_68 Plant a little love, watch a miracle grow.

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                            Hello @Kevin Cowans :sign0016: to GC and lovely to have you with us mate.

                            Members are very friendly and helpful so nothing to worry about on that score and will help you best possible...sorry to hear about your disabilities but never let them hold you back...enjoy what you like doing and we do have a section for people with disabilities :)

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                            A belated "hello and welcome!" from me, in a rather grey-skied Belgium.

                            I can understand that your autism can make gardening difficult. But as you know, little steps to help you acclimatise to the garden will help.

                            We try to be helpful here, and we're definitely a cheerful bunch! If we don't explain things clearly, don't be afraid to ask us to say it another way. I know that what seems clear and obvious to us now, is not so obvious when you are starting... We've all been beginners at one time, and had patient gardeners explain things to us (sometimes over and over and over again!) until we grasped the concept.
                             
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