This is what Paul has, Dupuytrens disease, he's had an operation on his hand to correct what Wiki describes as " a fixed flexion contracture of the hand where the fingers bend towards the palm and cannot be fully extended
(straightened). It is an inherited proliferative connective tissue
disorder which involves the palmar fascia of the hand. It is named after Baron Guillaume Dupuytren, the surgeon who described an operation to correct the affliction in the Lancet in 1831."
Paul made 3 posts on his Facebook, this one showing his hand after the operation
I've been for a stroll round Pauls veg garden, he's had an operation on his hand, he had to work hard to get his veg garden ready this year as he can't do any work in the garden, he planted a lot of things, mainly pumpkins early, he said they might not survive but he has more in the greenhouse. I've put some carrots in got him and will put some more in this weekend.
I'm not the best at looking after my baskets, but as this one is near Pauls greenhouse it gets watered.
My Lemon tree is now outside,
Pumpkins and courgettes.
Chilli's and tomato plants, theres 7 tom plants in the garden, another 6 or 7 to be planted in the greenhouse, along with the chili and pepper plants as soon as Paul lifts the veg growing in the ground inside the greenhouse.
Lettuce, leeks and tomato plants
The larger onions were planted last year, the ones either side were planted this year.
Red lettuce and cauliflower.
Before Paul went into hospital he prepared this bed, I've put in parsnip seeds and covered in compost, Paul says it will help him find the plants when he can start in the garden.
I've put a few broccoli seedlings in.
Some aubergines are going to stay in the greenhouse, some have been planted in a small tunnel.
Last years onions
Paul cleared a new bed a few months ago
and stacked the turf in one corner, what we tried here is to make a dent
in the turf heap, added compost and put pumpkin plants in the compost,
We will see how this goes.