How Many pairs of (Gardening) Gloves does a Girl Need?
February 20, 2008 by artistsgarden
I have been getting all my gardening tools and bits and pieces in order, ready to go back to work in March. (I “do” other peoples Gardens, weeding, digging etc).
For nearly three decades – I very rarely wore Gardening Gloves – I liked to feel the earth in my hands, I think I had two pairs of gloves – one for dealing with brambles and another pair that spent more time in the garden shed than on my hands.
Recently things have changed – I need to wear gloves as over the years my hands have developed an increased sensitivity to plant material and they often get very itchy.
As I garden in other peoples gardens – there is more risk from buried glass, cat poo, mouse traps (Yes; I have got my fingers caught in one, while getting bindweed out of a strawberry bed!). So I have started buying Gardening gloves.
To-day I gathered them up from here and there and imagine my surprise; when I discovered just how many pairs I now own. They seem to have multiplied when I wasn’t looking … How did that happen?
Now I have gloves for every situation the Garden can throw at me. I have rigger gloves for moving rocks, I have pond gloves for delving into murky waters, I have thin thermal gloves for those cold mornings, I have waterproof gloves for those wet mornings. I have bright gloves – so that I can see them when I accidentally chuck them in the compost bin. My all time favorite gloves though are the pink suede gauntlets that save my arms from the brambles.
I have a lot of gloves – to protect my hands. Of course – after about 30 minutes in the garden, they usually end up here ……………..
No wonder I got 3 pots of “Hand Cream for Gardeners” for Christmas!!
I would like to thank Threadspider
for passing on to me an Excellent blog award
Thank you Judith – I really appreciate it – and I will post again about some of the blogs that I think are excellent. Although the reality is, that the world of blog is just such a wonderful place full of amazing people.