a downside of this weather
Hubby and I have just bought a house with a very well planned and planted but recently untended garden. I've spent the last 2 days concentrating on "quick wins" - clearing the terraced area just in front of the kitchen window and arranging the containers I bought with me on the terraces, and clearing a very weedy flower bed about 8x4ft which is right next to the patio. In the cleared flower bed, and the border running along the top of the terraced area, and some containers, I've planted (using trowel and hand fork only) approx 50 plants in the last 2 days. I now have very very brown shoulders and arms, but white hands (wore gloves), and also a blister on the palm of my hand from the trowel . I can actually feel a callous starting to form on my hand's palm - am I a fully fledged gardener when this has occurred? Any tips for avoiding blisters?