The problem with having a bad lower back, is that it completely dominates one's life.
I have both rotovating and digging work to do up at Haddock's, and I know in advance that I shall be suffering for at least three or four days afterwards.
But it's already nearly May, and I haven't planted a single thing. I simply HAVE to do the work, or a whole years' growing could be in jeopardy.
I'm already thinking of reducing my growing area by building raised beds, putting up a shed, and planting more Peach trees. Raised beds could be managed more conveniently and probably be more productive, the shed could become an essential refuge (one man hospital/clubhouse/pub), and frankly you can't have too many Peach trees.
I suppose it comes to most gardeners that the body eventually becomes frail. I shall never stop growing all our essentials; I'll just have to do it slightly differently. Zimmer Gardening is looking like an attractive option.
I shall make my decisions this Autumn, but for the moment I'm off to do some rotovating... Ouch (in advance).