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Berghill

When I come oin site there is often the picture of a gentleman resting his foot on a digging implement. His boots and trousers are CLEAN.

My question is, How the h...l does he do that?. I only have to walk down to the veg patch to be covered in mud, even after a 2 year drought.

nutcutlet

No real gardener has clean boots and trousers. 

I can't even get from the back door to the car and stay really clean

star gaze lily

Sometimes I don't even have to go outside! 

Thus is the magic of advertising!

KEF

I should have called myself Muck Magnet. I only walk outside and look and my nails get dirty.

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They obviously think mud and dirt out people off gardening, but the truth is, nearly all of us have clothes with holes in from the attack of the bramble, pollen all over our clothes and in our hair from passing plants, soil stuck like cement to out footwear and all up our trousers, it's really not glamorous!
KEF

Totally agree Ryan, you should also see what I wear for gardening.

Haha! I have gone into crisis mode, going to a posh do at the weekend and have literally no 'nice clothes' even my jeans have grass stains on them! Me thinks a trip to primark may be in order. Can't afford decent clothes, all my money's gone on seeds and seed trays!
nutcutlet

Good to see you've got your priorities right Ryan

Berghill

My Father was one of those people who could walk across a ploughed field and come out the other end with not a drop of soil anywhere, not even on the soles of his shoes. I used to watch carefully to see it his feet actually touched the ground at all.

Then he used to go mad at me for having dirty shoes!!!!!!!!!!!

No justice.

Bet that model had long finger nails and clean ones at that too.

star gaze lily

Its not just gardening that makes me dirty. If I do any painting I get more over me than the walls, especially when using a paint roller, I end up with a speckled face and get blotches on my hair if doing the ceiling

archiepem

used to fish the lower river dee at chester  as a kid talk about mud larks

nutcutlet
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Its not just gardening that makes me dirty. If I do any painting I get more over me than the walls, especially when using a paint roller, I end up with a speckled face and get blotches on my hair if doing the ceiling

 

Oh yes lily. Can't paint without that speckled effect. Very pretty if you get the colours right 

Berghill

Takes hours to get the speckles off my glasses too!

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Berghill

And have you ever noticed on TV gardening programmes that they work on borders and the grass/paving/ gravel along side the border stays pristine? Not in my garden it don't.

Clarington

Cripes I've just put on my scruffs (which seem to consist almost entirely of my partners old clothes) and managed to get mucky knees before I'd even made it to the greenhouse.

I'll gladly offer them a more suitable model - rosy cheeks, that old jacket too good to throw away but too scruffy to be seen anywhere other than the garden, slightly windswept hair, trousers with pockets stuffed stuff of twine / labels / emergency mars bar / ... , trim nails with mud that seems to have engraved itself into the edges... don't I make myself sounds quite the super model?

Whenever I step on a border, i get half of all that yellow clay on my flipping Welllies! And Clarington, that made me chuckle 

star gaze lily

Lol Clari, I wear some of my boys old clothes for the gardening too, glad its not just me that smuggles sweeties outside 

Berghill

I wear surgical gloves for potting up as the compost does cause a small amount of skin peeling for some reason. So how come i still get dirty finger nails? No wonder they were two pairs in surgery.

 

Pockets full of mud so nothing else goes in them. And sweets are a definite no-no!

 

Just been informed that I am going to paint the bedroom ceiling next time it rains. i.e.. tomorrow. Must remember to wear a hat this time!