“ Manufacturer: Finch / Type: Garden Gloves „
I like to use gardening gloves whilst well gardening, as they protect my hands from dirt as well as all kinds of nasty things, like bugs, stinging nettles and cat poo, the last unfortunately from my own baby, and yet I still love her, hmm odd. Most years I buy a new pair of gardening gloves, this year I chose some from the poundstore, as having long nails mine never seem to last anyway and at the time, well recently as ever, money was tight. I prefer gardening gloves with the latex on the fingers as these help to protect my fingers when I am weeding around nettles,or even picking them, although I suspect it's purpose is probably something to do with grip.
When I saw these gloves in the poundstore, for a pound :) they looked ideal for what I wanted. They were small gloves, that looked like they would fit my small hands well, with a rubbery latex over the front of the fingers and palm of the hand. As a bonus they are also a pretty purple design with flowers on. These gloves come in three sizes; small, medium and large. I picked small, as well my hands are small :)
These are made from cotton with latex covering the cotton on the front of the fingers, finger tips and palms. They have a print flower design on a purple background. They come attached to a cardboard sign telling you the size, and what they are made from and that they are ladies gardening gloves :) This is good as without a sign you might be confused into thinking they were mens or for some other glove use ;)
Wearing these they are very comfortable and feel pretty strong and flexible. They are elasticated on the wrists, and cover my wrist up to about an inch. Around the fingers is slightly elasticated, so they fit snug but not too tight, in fact they fit like a glove :) The latex covers the palm, as well as the front of the fingers, and I like this as it offers protection for me from stinging nettles. I would quite like to find a pair with latex on the backs of the fingers as I'm quite careless and still sometimes end up stung on the backs of my fingers or hands, but then they might lose their comfort and flexibility, and I have bought more expensive gardening gloves which also offer this design of latex. I will just have to one day learn to be more careful :) Hmm that might be a long shot.
I use these for all sorts of gardening jobs, everything from weeding, to sowing seeds, and repotting plants. They are still in good shape after all these activities, and are light enough that I can roll them up and put them in the back pocket of my jeans. I also, as I have said, like to pull nettles out with them, and I pull of the leaves of nettles as I keep meaning to make nettle beer and when I do I'll need fresh leaves. These protect my hands if I'm careful while doing this. I should maybe point out I have a lot of nettles as I let them grow round the outside of my garden (it's bordered by allotment paths) to deter intruders.
I wash these in my washing machine with the rest of my washing on 40 degrees, and they wash well, looking if not as good as new, clean and wearable with no stretching, and the latex is still attached although a whiter colour.
So in summary I really like these gloves, they are comfortable, light and do the job.