Should I down my tools and give up gardening?

This Dorset gardener has given up because he needed to keep stopping for a breather every 10 minutes.

I know how he feels.

The only difference is that he’s done it at the grand old age of 104, over two and a half times my age! And when you see the wonderful video clip on this page you’ll see he’s actually continuing in his own garden, albeit with the help of his daughter.

What brings it home is that if I manage to last as long as him, then I’ll retire in another 26 years, and then have 39 more years of gardening ahead of me. I can assure you though that, unlike him, I’ll certainly be taking my fair share of holidays; he’s never had one in his whole life!

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