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I always wear the plastic gardening, clog-type shoes, no matter what I am doing. I cringe at the thought of anything bitting my toes, let alone chopping them off! I now wear a round necked T-shirt as one time when I was gardening, I came in to make tea and felt a tickle. I was still feeling a tickle a couple of hours later and looked down my top. A huge spider had survived my itching! Yak!



  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Must admit Smokin I wouldn't want to look at a tennis ball amongst plants, but I did save wine corks, before most became screw top, and used them. I also have little green plug like stoppers to use.

    At one point I did consider a blob of plasticine..but it's that long since I've seen any and not sure if I've even spelled it correctly.

    Sudden flash image wonder if a ping pong ball painted forget it...not much protection...image

    Looking forward to reading subsequent posts.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,154

    And who would eat all the cake?

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • LyndabLyndab Posts: 32

    Little spongy balls are good - the tiny ones in different colours.  Also, in the past I have used Red Nose Day noses with pirate faces on. 

    Other dangers in the garden are toxiciity of many plants - I was surprised when I looked at a toxic plant list, after I had a serious reaction to a Nicotina plant.

    Not all plant sellers label correctly - so now I check the list and never garden without gloves.


  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Anybody in your household drink those little yoghurt drinks?  The containers slip over the top of canes - and they are free!!

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    Widgets fit snuggly ontop of canes, and if you drill a few more holes in them they can be used as the joints for netting cagesimage

  • What is a widget please,Zoomer44? I do use pingpong balls(cheaper than tennis ones.) I used to use camera film  spool containers but like wine bottle corks they are hard to come by now.But I do agree, I have had quite a few close shaves  over the years but luckily still have my eyes intact! We don't realise how dangerous our gardens are.

  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    It's one of the few benefits of wearing glasses.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,154
    waterbutts wrote (see)

    It's one of the few benefits of wearing glasses.

    Another of the benefits is that I can see what I'm doing image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,850

    and never staking anythingimage

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