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Went to a garden centre today and was met by a wall of gloves. 

I don't mind the soil, or clay, but my hands already take a beating when I'm at work (pottery), so ideally I'd like gloves to protect from the muck, come higher than my wrists, and don't feel like 2 in plated steel, or cotton ones  

are there any?



  • bulkerbbulkerb Posts: 258

    I quite like Briers hide gloves for roses and hide and cloth for general purpose if it's wet I will wear latex inside the gloves to keep my hands dry and in fact I sometime just wear latex.

    I buy the latex from the builders merchant Jewsons or Travis perking and the Briers gloves from Robert Dyas very well priced but as always it's personal preference 

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,050

    I like quite thin close fitting leather gloves. Around 15 quid a pair but they last me a couple of years.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,051

    Town and Country leather gloves are my favourites.

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  • I had ever thought of leather. Thank you everyone.

  • Having looked at the suggestions, I think I'll be looking at gloves and secateurs at Southport flower show tomorrow. I think it will be a boots and brolly day. 

  • hi celadonsusan        I have spent a good few pounds on gloves   awhile ago some one asked same since then I have got some from wilko like doghouse riley says at a pound or so for 3  (by the way we got some this morning and after a few weeks wash them or throw away and buy some more

  • Thanks for all the advice everyone.

    I'll have a look round and see what suits what I need.

    At the moment lots of weeds, brambles, ivy, and digging is in the near future.

  • Ha best laid plans and all that. Instead of Southport flower show I was in my local a and e. Huge box of very strong tablets later. And me at home in bed. 

    And missed meeting friends which probably is the worse bit. 

    Wonder if if I dare think about Harrogate?

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,050

    What a shame! Get well soon.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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