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Handy gloves

Postby Monika » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:39 pm

Thank you very much to KG for the very handy gardening gloves attached to the latest issue! I have been using them almost every day. When they got really soil-caked, I washed them and they are as good as new. Many thanks!
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Re: Handy gloves

Postby robo » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:26 pm

I never got gloves ,I received three packets of seeds which we already had
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Re: Handy gloves

Postby Diane » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:16 am

I never got gloves either. Just three packets of seeds. I have so many duplicate packs now - giving them away to friends and family, saying "Here - take these radish seeds and grow them"...."but I don't like radishes"...."well, have them anyway - they're free"....."I know, but I still have the three packets you gave me last week, and I still don't like radishes"...."well, have turnips instead"......etc. etc. etc. Gardening gloves would have been much more use to me.
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Re: Handy gloves

Postby Primrose » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:10 pm

I got seeds too all of which I have a surplus of but they will come in useful for our library fund raising seed and plant swop later in spring.
You can never gave too many gardening gloves but I find some of them are too thick and cumbersome for fiddly jobs like seedling transplanting so I keep a supply of rubber disposable gloves handy in my potting shed area which come in very useful. They’re quite sturdy but being mindful of the need to reduce our use of plastic, I wash them and dry them on the washing line if they’re just dirty after use but otherwise in damaged.
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Re: Handy gloves

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:45 pm

What puzzles me is, when they give these free gloves away, how on earth do they know what size to send with the magazine..... :wink: :)
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Re: Handy gloves

Postby Primrose » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:15 pm

Well if your aibscription is for a ”Mrs” you probably get a small or medium size and if you’re a “Mr” you probably get the large ones, .....or it might just be a case of lucky dip !
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Re: Handy gloves

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:18 pm

Also, how do they know if you are left handed, or right handed.... :? :)
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Re: Handy gloves

Postby Pa Snip » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:59 pm

oldherbaceous wrote:Also, how do they know if you are left handed, or right handed.... :? :)


They can tell by the way you open the pages of the online forum
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Re: Handy gloves

Postby Westi » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:07 pm

I think the gloves were in the magazines in the shops not subscribers delivered mag as they are a bit weighty. They have no size on them, (unless free is now a size), but I think mine may be medium - I'm a small, they are too big for fine work but not huge like some cotton ones I had previously. They are pretty good actually, the whole top of the finger tip is dipped in that rubbery stuff, then some plastic type covering for the main part of the glove and fabric at the wrist part.

You could always buy a mag for someone and get a pair to sort the left & right handed issues OH & Pa but there is no instructions for use sewn in the label! ;) ;)
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Re: Handy gloves

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:18 pm

Looks like a cows udder... :)
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Re: Handy gloves

Postby Monika » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:11 pm

I don't have a subscription but get the magazine from our village shop, on order. As Westi says, they are to 'rough' for things like sowing or pricking out but great for tougher tasks. And the size seems to be a largish medium because they fit my chunky hands!
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Re: Handy gloves

Postby robo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:48 pm

I'm a bit discomboomerated over my missing gloves I'm not a bit tattifilarious misses
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Re: Handy gloves

Postby Geoff » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:35 pm

Better than footy gloves I guess.
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Re: Handy gloves

Postby Shallot Man » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:34 am

I also never got gloves. Maybe some sort of favorite system by the Magazine. :wink: :wink:
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Re: Handy gloves

Postby Primrose » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:09 am

Maybe they went to the people with the most posts on the forum !
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