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Isn't it odd - not matter how cold the weather, you never see a TV gardener with a runny nose?  And isn't it a pain to have to down tools, take off gloves, rummage in your pocket for an increasingly muddy handkerchief?  When my husband's large handkerchiefs get worn and tatty, I appropriate them for garden use.  One in the pocket for when I need a good blow, and one wrapped round  my wrist and secured with a rubber band so I can wipe away a dewdrop in an instant.

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  • GrannybeeGrannybee Sunny South EnglandPosts: 286

    Tee hee - what a good idea!

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325

    It's what gloves are for...not that I oftne wear them in the garden. 

    In which case - that's what sleeves are for....image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532

    But I often garden with an audience, as I volunteer in a local public park.  Handkerchief is a bit more refined.  At home, I use my sleeve like everyone else.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325

    Philippa - a big advantage of hillwalking in winter is the gloves - nice big fleecy ones. They're ideal. The lighter ones for spring or autumn are never as absorbent  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,146

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    NOSE WIPE, GLASSES SQUEEGEE, HEATED WITH THREE HEAT SETTINGS. THE LOT. BRILLIANT.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,146

    SNIFF LOUDLY.

    THERE WAS A WOMAN WHO WORKED IN THE STUDENT CANTEEN, DOLING OUT PLATES OF CHIPS AND SHE ALWAYS MANAGED A HEFTY SNIFF AS SHE HANDED THEM OUT.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • JessumJessum Posts: 81

    Crickey!  It's not just me then.  I always start to sneeze or get a runny nose when I am in the garden.  I now keep a handy box of tissues just inside the patio door so I can have a good old blow just in case I don't have a tissue on me.

    It's still a pain having to come in to use the "little girls room" especially when my hands are filthy and I have to take off my footwear....grrrr.

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532

    image

    I've improved on the man's handkerchief and rubber band system.  I'm busily upcycling worn bedlinen into these elasticated cuffs for nosewiping.  I get eight of them out of a pillowslip.  I'm hoping to make enough to give all my gardening friends two each for Christmas, one to wash and one in use.

  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,557

    image genius 

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
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