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  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 3,851
    Never shorts, or a skirt. Too many nettles, thistles, brambles and assorted bitey stingy things (including ticks) roaming about for bare ankles (never mind any other bits).
    I try to remember to put my oldest clothes on but in truth, I do a lot of gardening as an hour here or there and it'll be whatever I was wearing anyway. Mostly that'll be jeans and either a t shirt, long sleeved t shirt, loose over shirt, gilet, fleece jacket or assorted combinations of those.
    The thing about working from home is that even when working, I am still dressed like a scarecrow.

    “This isn't life in the fast lane, it's life in the oncoming traffic.”
    ― Terry Pratchett
  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 630
    I prefer bare legs as I can see the ticks trying to climb up....  the times I’ve been bitten have always been when wearing long trousers! 
  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 7,313
    Bought various bits in sales ie 2 pairs of work trousers from Lidl £6-00 , excellent pair of boots from Asda £5-00 also wear old shirts / jumpers / wax jacket 
    Just bought a new fleece for £10 , a bit extravagant lol 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 6,520
    @lyn, it was me with short trousers. I had a pair of striped socks on yesterday,  and it was uncanny. 

  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 630
    I wish there was a way to “like” posts on here as you have all made me laugh - thanks!
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 1,408
    A friend’s mother has special ‘frying shoes’.
  • oooftoooft Posts: 188
    I generally wear jeans and a t shirt, sweatshirt,  padded jacket if cold. When it's very warm I wear surgical scrubs which are nice and loose and cool and have two cracking patch pockets. I've been on holiday for over a week though and seem to have done lots of gardening in a fleece housecoat and jammie bottoms. Nipping out first thing to open cold frames etc, leads to watering, weeding, potting on and before I know it the postman is there again looking at me like I'm an escaped mental patient
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 833
    edited May 2019
    I have special trousers, two pairs of leggings and a very light pair of tracksuit bottom type things. also any teashirt that has developed holes, a light fleece jacket or a heavy fluffy lined work coat depending on temperature, both coats are the father in laws cast offs, much mended! it's fine until people stop to talk to me! I was busy planting strawberries last week with a thin jumper on but no bra.. and well the neighbour decided to come say hello for the first time with a bottle of wine. *blushes NOT HAPPY. My previous house was private enough that anything could be done outside in anything or nothing. only a passing train could get a glimpse in down the drive. not so much this house which stands on a main road.
  • KT53 said:
    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

    KT53 said:
    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
    We buy from our local red cross, all my gardening jumpers are well use to rose thorn attacks and the "T" shirts after use in the garden end up in the workshop as rags for cleaning this and that plus its nice to know im helping someone who needs the money paid for the clothing.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,090
    @AnniD. In the words of the great Basil Fawlty,  ‘it’s called style dear’ 😀
    the other day I was out in a pair of pyjamas , all day, they have denim colour bottoms cropped length and a nice loose top, very fashionable,  and comfortable.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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