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Which gloves do you wear for handling thorny plants / brambles please? I have been wearing leather riggers gloves, but after they come out of the wash, they really shrink in the wash and are difficult to get on again.
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WELDERS GLOVES. Online, S/Fix, Toolstation, ebay, car boot sales - about £4.50 & usually red.

Riggers - that the ones all different colours, patched together cheap in the far east?
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arco_iris wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:15 pm
WELDERS GLOVES. Online, S/Fix, Toolstation, ebay, car boot sales - about £4.50 & usually red.

Riggers - that the ones all different colours, patched together cheap in the far east?
Thanks, is there a similar issue with shrinkage with welders gloves though?
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Why are you washing them? :scratch:

I've never washed a pair of gardening/work gloves, chuck them out and buy a new pair when they fall apart.

Are you a bit OCD or what?
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ayjay wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:34 pm
Why are you washing them? :scratch:

I've never washed a pair of gardening/work gloves, chuck them out and buy a new pair when they fall apart.

Are you a bit OCD or what?
You seem confused - it's nothing to do with OCD, just good to put clean gloves on every so often.
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_Chris_ wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:41 pm
ayjay wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:34 pm
Why are you washing them? :scratch:

I've never washed a pair of gardening/work gloves, chuck them out and buy a new pair when they fall apart.

Are you a bit OCD or what?
You seem confused - it's nothing to do with OCD, just good to put clean gloves on every so often.
I'm not confused at all, I am however surprised that anyone would think it's a good idea to put a pair of leather gardening gloves through a washing machine and also expect them to emerge in a usable condition.
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Post by Chippo1 »

Words fail me , washing work gloves please really.

I have an old pair of all leather gloves that I got in Wilkinson I use in the garden , they are about 10 years old , I don’t normally wear gloves only for brambles and roses. But then often have to dig a splinter out.
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I think brambles are the worst plant going they rip you apart. I have just cleared about a 40 foot one metre strip to facilitate painting an outbuilding, the fact I now cannot get the preservative is another matter. My arms look like I am a knife fighter with cuts all over them. Despite having petrol scythe, hedge clippers plus loppers the brambles they still manage to hook on to you. The thorns seem to go through everything.

Bloody stuff, natures barbed wire.

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dewaltdisney wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:16 am
I think brambles are the worst plant going they rip you apart. I have just cleared about a 40 foot one metre strip to facilitate painting an outbuilding, the fact I now cannot get the preservative is another matter. My arms look like I am a knife fighter with cuts all over them. Despite having petrol scythe, hedge clippers plus loppers the brambles they still manage to hook on to you. The thorns seem to go through everything.

Bloody stuff, natures barbed wire.

DWD
Yep, same here, cuts all over the place, I've got some more to clear at the weekend. Deep joy!
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I buy £2.50 or so from Wilko, half rubber every summer, they don't last longer but they do a good job. As for washing, it does get wet so self cleaning. The only problem is handling prickly leaves from one leaf holy spiny tree I have.
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Post by etaf »

I was given a pair of gloves and also a pair of gauntlet gloves from RHS UK
Jayco Gold Leaf Gloves
http://www.goldleaf-gloves.com/product_info.htm
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gold-Leaf-Touc ... NAHNPGFJXQ
Notice the leaf logo , they are ones i have
And had to get rid of a lot of brambles and the worked really well, was able to grab hold of the them and pull out the roots with a bit of digging
and hold them to cut them up for garden rubbish
They have worked really well and stopped me getting scratched , but i have now removed an lot of very large embedded brambles from out garden
They were a gift, and my mother-in-law would have purchased from RHS as she is a member or a good quality garden centre
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Welders gauntlet gloves.

Don't go for the "special" gardeners gloves designed for brambles there overpriced rubbish
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Thank you yartin, etaf and sx_turbo, great, helpful advice.
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I got some really thick gloves from B&Q that did the trick. Only cost around £5.
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Post by EverettMiles »

I used Quilence Gardening Gloves while pruning existing rose bushes and planting two new bushes. They helped with protecting my forearms and hands while removing bushes from pots to plant them in the ground. They are a little bulky, but definitely what I was expecting for protection.
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