Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday's Favourite - Laura Ashley Garden Wear

Some gardening gloves and boots seen at a garden show.  I could have a matching purple set!
What's your gardening wear like?  In the spring I wear a pair of mud shoes but the rest of the time I wear crocs.  My favourite gloves are waterproof although if the soil is dry I'll wear cotton ones.  A hat protects the face, ears and neck from burning and if you're fair like me, this is a necessity as is sunscreen.  
Do you have lavender growing in your garden?
Run your hands through the leaves and then rub them over any exposed skin.  This keeps the mosquitoes away and is a tried and true remedy I use.

24 comments:

  1. If I remember I put on my gardening clogs, but mostly only remember those when watering. Try to use my gloves more often. I do have the gardening boots also and I do use those when it gets colder.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. Wow! I love the Laura Ashley line.....purple is also my favorite. I use my boots when it's wet out, otherwise just an old pair of running shoes. I like to use gloves with some type of grip to them. It makes it easier to pull the weeds, for me. The lavender tip for repelling mosquitos is a great one. I will try it, for sure. Have a great weekend!

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  3. I am so glad to hear about lavender repelling mosquitos! Thanks so much for the tip. When gardening in the spring I start out with my tall rubber boots and later when the ground is dried out I use the clogs. Can't wait to get started!
    Nancy

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  4. We don't have a garden any more but I must say I like those Laura Ashley things. Still my favorite designer.

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  5. Now there's no reason not to be fashionable in the garden! Sweet boots. I wear leather gloves working in the garden...close to waterproof and thorns don't penetrate. I've run into some very thorny stuff growing in the forsythia so it worked out. My feet have usually be shod in flip-flops. I'll be taking better care of them this year!

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  6. Leave it to Laura Ashley to come up with such great gardening fashion! I enjoyed your inspiration blue as well--so pretty! Hope you have a good weekend,

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  7. I love the garden wear! And yes, I have lavender growing in my garden! I love lavender!

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  8. That is a great tip for the lavender and mosquitos.
    My boots are just plain old black ones and my garden gloves are well used ... fingers poking through. Time to get some new ones. I find it doesn't matter the price I go through them just as quickly, so it is usually dollar stores ones for me each year.

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  9. Love the gardening gloves and boots. I really need some new gloves. Lavender is one of the things on my list to plant. Everyone tells me it won't grow too well where I live, though I'm still going to try because it's one of my favorite plants.

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  10. What pretty garden items to wear. Thanks for the tip on the lavender, Judith. I didn't know that!

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  11. Wow designer gardening gear what next but they are very pretty,
    Merle....

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  12. If it keeps mosquitoes away, I might have to try it! We have plenty of them here!

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  13. What a fabulous tip -! will be using my lavender as a natural mosquito protector...thank you. Judith - I didn't cut back my lavender last season - should I be cutting it back before the weather gets warm? or should I just leave it? ~ it looked really great and full last season.

    I do have a pair of Laura Ashley garden boots and some long gloves (which I use in the rose garden -- to protect my forearms). I am swooning over olive color ones with the laces in your photo ....

    Wishing you a beautiful week-end ....as I type the early very light sprinkling of snow (but still snow in April ...) is disappearing before my eyes ...YAY!!! Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

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  14. Such pretty things, but I would be afraid to use them, LOL. I have a couple of work gloves and no special footwear. I usually wear sneakers. Gardening isn't an all-weekend proposition for us now with tiny little flowerbeds. If we were at our former place, we'd be spreading 10 cubic yards of mulch right now!

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  15. Oh yes, and we have lavender! I had to make room for that, LOL.

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  16. We have many big mosquitoes here but I can try lavender...they seem to bite no matter what I use.

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  17. Do I have lavender growing? Absolutely, Judith!

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  18. wonderful tip on the lavender, Linda! TY! and for your welcome visit at FHC. Too long since we shared tea:)
    Have a great weekend and happy gardening in those sweet Laura Ashley togs!

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  19. The Laura Ashley gloves look wonderful... I'm really bad about remember to put gloves on when I garden. Maybe I would actually remember to wear them if they looked that pretty!

    Happy Spring - Bren

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  20. Such lovely gardening wear- I'm afraid I just wear old clothing, old Keds and a pair of cotton gloves. I wear a visor with my hair pinned up when it's warm out. I enjoy herbs and all their fabulous uses, and yes we have Lavender growing in our yard. We also have Melissa, Peppermint Geranium, Rosemary, Sage, and others. Thanks for the reminder about bug repellant! Happy Sunday :)
    S

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  21. Love your blog:) So beautiful~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  22. My mom grows lavendar - it's one of her favorites, a bit of a trademark scent to her & her home.. she usually has dried sprigs of it gracing rooms.
    I will definitely try this for mosquitoes! (when we ever thaw out!)

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  23. Hi,again.
    Lavender is so beautiful but I do not have it in my garden.Probably the flower do not like humid and hot climate? Hokkaido ,which is northern island in Japan, is very famous for lavender growing.
    The Laura Ashley gloves and boots look wonderful! I am a bad gardener though I love to wear Laura Ashley dresses.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Tomoko

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