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Hi Smokin Donkey, I wear Karrimor cargo trousers whatever the weather as I don't want my legs scratched to bits, top is a polo shirt but must admit to getting a bit hot this summer.  As you probably know I work as a gardener so it's a sort of uniform and me in shorts would scare off my customers!  Working in my own garden is old track suit bottoms and a comfy old t shirt image, not a good look but it's not a fashion show...



  • patty3patty3 Posts: 129

    Hi SD

     I have had to resort to JUNGLE SPRAY to keep away the biting bugs,

    so no shorts for me! 

    but t shirt- long sleeved and comfy trousers are the thing.

    But the little beggars still get me!!!


  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    Whatever has gone past wearing to go out in,a mix of old tops and trousers occasionally shorts and the odd hat.

  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    I work as a gardener too.

    Summer is the thinnest loose t-shirt I can find and long shorts or short longs that cover my knees so I can kneel without getting filthy knees. Leather slip on shoes with no socks and a mans cap. For some reason they make the brims bigger so more sun protection....factor 50 on any skin showing.

    Autumn/winter cargo trousers, t/shirt with short sleeves, sweatshirt and my gilet. Australian leather bush hat and rigger work boots.

    Rainy days head to foot in plastic!!!!

    Apart from boots shoes bush hat (like you Smokin had it for years) and gilet all bought from charity shops! 

  • I wear shorts most of the time but I do kneel on a lengh of wood to weed and a T shirt

    most of the year.

    jeans and a t shirt for digging in the garden. sweat shirt if needed and again like you addict plastic foot wear if needed. I also have a large brim hat that my wife hates but hay is my neck not hers


  • chickychicky Posts: 10,402

    Baseball cap whatever the weather - keeps sun off if it is out, and the rain out of my eyes if it is not.

    also dungarees - kids disown me, but it is great not having a waistband when you are crawling around weeding.

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,402

    Don't care what you call it - does the trick for me.

  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155

    black fatigues from work .tshirt.  some times shorts .with a lancashire cc cap .or  old panama. hat in autum dads old harris tweed and  chester fc bobble hat and scarf (blue n white ) ok GUYSimage

  • I'm with GillyL:

    Whatever has gone past wearing to go out in,a mix of old tops and trousers occasionally shorts and the odd hat

  • Can't beat dungarees, I have both the long and the short version.  I find them really comfortable as well as practical.  Lots of pockets - the side pocket at the knee is made for secateurs. 

    If wearing ordinary trousers I get bitten around the waist by midges etc but this doesn't happen with dungarees and this year I have discovered Boots wasp repellent which keeps away the horseflies as well

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,778

    I wear old jeans, have to have something to cover the legs, especially knees, and an old, loose, cotton T shirt. No need for a hat, I have thick hair. Hats make my head feel hot and sweaty. Wellies in winter and for digging. My lovely old leather gardening shoes, with anti-smell charcoal insoles, have just fallen apart.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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