Gardening gloves come in a variety of colours and sizes. As I found out at the Glee show in the NEC on from Sunday to Wednesday this week the colours and sizes also relates to the number of manufacturers and resellers.
Tip and Uses for Gardening Gloves
- I prefer to do as much gardening as possible without any gloves.
- Sharp, spiky leaves and prickly prunings are an exception and I need good thorn proof protection
- When occasionally calling upon chemicals, like disinfectants for my dirty plant pots, I use the old standby rubber glove or Marigold
- When lifting or moving something slippy or awkward to hold gloves may give you extra purchase.
- When your hands are cut, grazed or damaged then gloves can keep them clean and prevent infection or further damage
- I collect free horse manure from a local stables and when it is wet and ripe I have been known to wear some gloves.
- Freezing weather should be a time for gloves but I find they generally get in the way.
Heavy duty leather working gloves and others available form Amazon
You knew I couldn’t resist a terrible pun and gloves in the garden, having no palms but some hand-some fox-gloves I opted for this picture – wait til I get my mits on the person who gave me my sense of humour.
Potato scrubbing gloves available from Thompson & Morgan
I have fingered it out at last a finger stall will protect a damaged finger better than an elastoplast.