If looking after your garden has become too strenuous, it doesn’t mean that your gardening days are over. Schemes such as Garden Buddies and Garden Friends match people over the age of 60 with volunteers who’ll help with your garden.
It’s a great way to get some fresh air and gentle exercise, and rewarding to grow your own flowers or vegetables.
If you don’t have your own garden, you can apply to the council for an allotment. These are usually grouped together, so you can meet your fellow gardeners, and perhaps find somebody who wouldn’t mind carrying your filled-up watering can.
You can find a volunteer through Garden Buddies, by following this link: http://gardenbuddies.com/forums/forum