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Gardening wear.....

What do you like to garden in?

I’ve just bought a gardening kilt, which I’m loving.  Slightly waterproof, with lots of waterproof pockets, long enough to feel presentable, and airy for the summer.

My family think I’m mad and call it the combat kilt....



  • B3B3 Posts: 27,014
    I wear any old thing out of my bag of gardening/ painting rags . I don't like to put pointy things in my pockets in case I fall.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,080
    Any old thing I’ve got, all my clothes are gardening clothes😀
    If it’s really hot I wear the bare minimum sun dress, with very thin straps. 
    I don’t keep my tools on me, that’s why I’m always losing them in the beds. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    Yes up to now it has been rags as I’ve been wearing out old clothes.  However, cupboard is finally bare so decided to get something special, especially as I often forget to change clothes before nipping down to the shops...i’m hoping that it will be tough enough to last for a long, long time. 

  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318
    edited April 2019
    Items downgraded to "dare not go out in that anymore!" and ditto tools separately, I have a trug with a cutlery drainer in it for my tools and bits and bobs.

    But that 'kilt' is very chic, wish I could look good in a skirt!
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,618
    All gentlemen garden in a collar and tie. Luckily I am not a gentleman :)
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,177
    edited April 2019
    I bought a gillet type work vest thing with loads of pockets to carry all my gardening stuff and I like my work trousers with the pockets for knee pad inserts. Both are Dickies I think. The more pockets the better, although admittedly trying to find a bit of string sometimes makes me look like I'm doing the Macarena.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    Paint-splattered denim smock and old jeans. The smock is similar to the traditional fisherman's smock but has a v neck with turn down collar.  Across the front it has three large pockets, one for gloves, one for a large handkerchief, one for an old face flannel to wipe my hands on.  I've had the smock for years, it came from a charity shop in new condition but now it's really ragged.  During the summer when hopefully the weather will be too warm to wear it, I plan to take it apart, make a pattern from it, and upcycle some jeans I can no longer fit into into a new smock.  On my feet, old moccasins in the garden and in the park when it's dry.  In winter when the park is waterlogged, Wellington's.  I've had those a good few years, too, they were given me by a friend whose teenage son had outgrown them, he is now in his 30s.
  • In winter I wear fleece-lined trousers, which are great! In summer I wear comfortable "travel trousers" which have got to the stage where they are too shabby to wear for travelling anymore.

    Having said that. This summer I've had to buy a couple of new pairs of trousers as all last years ones seem to have shrunk. Can't think how that might have happened and am sure it isn't related to spending too much of the winter travelling and over-eating!
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,742
    This summer I've had to buy a couple of new pairs of trousers as all last years ones seem to have shrunk.
    It's a scientifically proven fact that clothes left in the wardrobe over winter shrink.  There is no other logical explanation of why it happens to so much clothing. :D
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