Win gardening goodies

They say you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their hands.  In my case, dry skin, callouses and clipped nails that haven’t seen a lick of polish since shortly after puberty.

I’m not really sure what all that reveals, except I’ve probably spent too much time at the allotment and have never had a manicure in my life. I know, shocking isn’t it?  (And let’s not even get started on my feet. Oh whoops, I already did!)

So if like me, your hands are a little frayed around the edges, then it’s time to update your gardening wardrobe with a fabulous pair of ladies rigger gardening gloves.  As it’s Summer, I have five pairs to give away, thanks to the lovely people at

The gloves come in pink or blue and have a mesh back to keep the air flowing. Sorry guys, I only have the female ones (though if you have particularly small hands they may fit.)

But that’s not all. You’ll also receive a Complete Grow Kit for young (or young at heart) gardeners to grow their own mini sunflowers. There are even stickers to decorate the pot, as demonstrated by my own littlest gardener.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is leave a comment below, telling me why you’d like this prize.    For extra chances to win you can also follow allotmentmum on Twitter and like on Facebook.

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About Becky Dickinson

Mum of three. Writer, blogger, grower. Trying to keep my head above the compost heap.

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  1. Becky – fab photo. Ditto the hands thing – and to mine add an evening of rebuilding the rear wheel bearing on my pedal bike. I’m still pumicing the black lined cracks off my fore-fingers! Gloves are great for gardening, but at some stage I just have to get my hands in the dirt – don’t you?

    Regards Tigger’s Mum

    • Impressed at your bike DIY skills! Absolutely, there are some jobs you just can’t do with gloves on! Great for getting rid of prickly and stingy things though.

  2. Ware them when im gardening!!????

  3. iain maciver says:

    work twice as hard in the garden

  4. J Beale says:

    Trim my bushes and not cut my finger this time

  5. angela dunne says:

    get stuck in to all the gardeniing with a smile on my face and a new pair of gloves!

  6. claire woods says:

    I would give them to my mother in law, who is always out in the garden.

  7. laura banks says:

    for doing all the weeding cos i’m not very keen on worms

  8. melanie stirling says:

    I don’t like getting dirty hands so I always need gloves 🙂

  9. EMMA WALTERS says:

    we have just moved to a house with a garden for the first time. we have grown some rhubarb but i have no gloves to go & pick it!

  10. Vanessa Cox says:

    I’d trim everything that is spiky in my garden 🙂

  11. kelly harper says:

    Pull out all the stingers down the backof garden

  12. Linda Hobbis says:

    I’m currently redoing our garden so I’d use them to dig out all the old shrubs and to plant some bee and butterfly friendly plants.

  13. Give the garden a much needed weeding.

  14. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    get stuck into removing the weeds

  15. Hannah Moody says:

    I would get stuck into some of the (very) overgrown bushes we have in our garden! They’re taking over ! 🙂

  16. Susan Ellams says:

    pull up the nettles

  17. Katherine L says:

    I’d use them to repot some seedlings … get in there and get my hands (not so) dirty!

  18. olivia kirby says:

    Pull up the dandelions and tidy the borders, than my husband can get rid of this horrid bush I have been meaning to exterminate for the last 4 years!!

  19. hannonle says:

    I would weed the driveway. A mind-numbingly boring job but would be cheered up by new gloves to do it in!

  20. Claire slater says:

    Save whats left of my non existent nails and attack the weeds

  21. Hayley F says:

    I’ve just moved house and am ready to tackle the garden and put lots of plants in.

  22. Judith Luscombe says:

    Ive still got several tubs in my garden with the remains of last years plants, plus weeds and grass so i would use my new gloves to weed, add new soil and replant them.

  23. Kelly Ellen Hirst says:

    Give them to my dad – he is at his allotment everyday & I know he would appreciate some new gloves

  24. claire griffiths says:

    i would do all the weeding and also use them to pot my plants so i dont get dirty hands 🙂

  25. Janine Atkin says:

    id do the weeding ive been putting off

  26. Sheri Darby says:

    I’d do the gardening of course

  27. Janet Rumley says:

    Deal with nettles and thorn bushes – and not have to pass them on to my son !

  28. I’ve worn a hole in my gardening gloves and could really do with some new ones

  29. Charlotte Hoskins says:

    Our garden is a bit of a thistle fest, and I’d use them to pull these out!

  30. June Gaynor says:

    I would wear them to cut down my pyracantha bushes. It’s a bit of a risky business at the moment as my current gloves have several holes – ouch!

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