Ever since my brush with blood poisoning earlier this summer, I’ve been extremely careful. I wear gloves for every gardening activity. I’m not taking any chances. I guard against thorns, insect bites and splinters.
Treadstone Products saw my post warning gardeners to take care:
Here’s the original blog post: https://bramblegarden.com/2019/07/05/infection-a-warning-to-gardeners/
It’s a warning that’s been read 150,000 times. Clearly a subject that resonates with many people, not just gardeners.
I’ve been trying out a range of different gloves. The latest is the Clip Glove, a new product from Treadstone. As usual, I’ve asked for a pair to give away in a prize draw. Please leave a comment at the end of the post to be included in the draw. Sorry, uk addresses only, due to postage.
What I like about the gloves:
- Skin-friendly fabric. Cool and comfortable
- Synthetic leather fabric. Hard wearing
- Flexible enough to handle delicate cuttings and tiny weeds
- Strong and durable materials
- Special feature: clip attachment. Gloves can be clipped to belt, bag or for hanging up in the potting shed, or on the line to dry after washing
- Loops to help you pull the gloves on and off
- Recent winners of the garden centre industry GIMA awards
- A choice of sizes for hands
I used them to weed the cut flower patch and plant out some sweet williams and wallflowers. On a hot day, 21C, my hands didn’t feel uncomfortable. In fact, I forgot I was wearing them.
The little tabs are really welcome. There’s nothing worse than struggling to get gloves on and off. Elasticated cuffs stopped compost going inside the gloves.
Flexible enough to easily grip garden tools. Stiffer fabric gloves make my hands ache after a while. These were worn all day with no problems.
I harvested my spring -planted garlic. Small but incredibly tasty. I’m just about to plant some for overwintering. I buy them from the Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight.
Sorted through my saved bulbs, removed old stems and placed them in paper bags ready for re-plating in November. These will be planted in the orchard, and fresh bulbs will go in winter containers,
Mixed some compost, added grit for drainage and filled terracotta pans ready for sowing winter micro-greens, herbs, salads, rocket, lambs lettuce, beetroot and watercress.
Weeded, tied in and mulched my favourite rose; Rosa Mutabilis ( https://www.classicroses.co.uk/mutabilis-shrub-rose.html ) This variety flowers on and off from spring to Christmas in various shades of peach and cream, opening cerise pink. Adorable and disease resistant. Good for pollinators, being a single flower. Just look at that golden pollen!
A good day’s work in the garden.
Links: Clip Glove https://www.treadstoneproducts.com/treadstone-garden/clip-glove/
Garlic Farm: https://www.thegarlicfarm.co.uk/
Tulips : https://www.gee-tee.co.uk/bulbs/tulips
Note: Names will be put in a hat and randomly selected by Treadstone. There’s no cash alternative. One pair of gloves will be sent to the winner. No purchase is necessary. Usual rules apply.