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Frequently asked questions



Who is Slob?
Slob is the leading website in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. We believe passionately in the power of gardening to help, and see first-hand how gardening can help everyone regardless of age or disability.

Our activities are varied but focus on championing the benefits of gardening to individuals and organizations, as well as teaching techniques and practical applications so that anyone with a disability can take part and enjoy gardening.



What is the Gardening For Less Abled People website for?
Gardening For Less Abled People is to give information, help and advice to everyone who needs some extra help to start or continue gardening. You may have lived with a disability all your life or may be coping with new challenges such as physical or mental conditions caused by a stroke or an accident. Perhaps you are living with heart disease or perhaps you have back problems so you can’t bend easily. You may have weak hands or only use one hand, perhaps you find walking difficult, or are losing your sight.

Whatever your disability, Slob can help you find ways to start or continue gardening.




How can I find out about garden tools that might help me garden with my disability?
There is a comprehensive selection of gardening equipment and tools on this site which can make gardening easier and more enjoyable. All the equipment and tools featured are tried-and-tested to ensure that they are well-designed and reasonably easy to use.

You can look at all the equipment and tools in Equipment and tools to help you, and you can search for products using the Equipment and tool finder, which is shown in the main section mentioned before or it is also shown in Ask Slob


Can I buy the equipment and tools featured on the Gardening For Less Abled People website from Slob?
We don’t sell the equipment and tools but for each of the products featured on the site we give a link to the manufacturer’s website so you can get more information and contact them if you can’t find a stockist in your local area.

All the equipment and tools mentioned are available from good garden centres, from garden shopping website s, hardware stores, and in a few cases direct from the manufacturer.


How do you choose which tools and equipment to feature on the Gardening For Less Abled People website ?
Firstly, it’s important to clarify that we only feature products which we consider are useful to less abled gardeners.

We do not list general gardening products or services as there are many website s which already do a good job of providing this type of information.

New products are not being added to the website at the current time.



I know of/manufacture/sell a garden tool that I think you should feature on Gardening For Less Abled People – what should I do?

New products are not being added to the Gardening For Less Abled People website at the current time.




I can’t find the information that I need from the Gardening For Less Abled People website . What can I do?
Try looking at the site map. This gives you a clear outline of all the information on the website and it might help you find what you are looking for.