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Pruning gloves

Postby Billndee » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:50 pm

Those rose thorns always rip the paper-thin skin on the backs of my hands but doI wear gardening gloves? No! They are too bulky and awkward to work in. :evil: So I try to be careful and work slowly so as not to get caught.
But today I think I have come up with a brilliant idea :idea:
We were wandering around a sporting goods store today with our grandson when I spied some fingerless gloves designed for bicycle riders. They have nice light stretchy fabric on one side and thick leathery fabric on the other. I put them on with the thick fabric on the backs of my hands even though the sales boy thought I was dippy because the thick side is supposed to protect the cyclist's palms. :roll: They feel great! I can work in THEM! :lol:
I defy those savage thorns to ever rip me again. Shame I have almost finished the pruning. :?
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Re: Pruning gloves

Postby davidk » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:02 pm

What a great idea. They would still give you plenty of flexibility in the palm of your hand for working, but protect the parts that the thorns love so much!
Brilliant thinking there (Y)
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Re: Pruning gloves

Postby Barbara B » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:42 am

Hi,
we've recently discovered Rigger's gloves. They're a light leather and they become quite flexible with wear and use. We were using the fabric ones that are coated on the palm and fingers with rubber but we kept getting pricked by roses or stung by nettles through the back of the hand. The new ones are better.
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Re: Pruning gloves

Postby Elina » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:45 am

What a great idea, just think that next year you will be ready for the thorns.
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Re: Pruning gloves

Postby Billndee » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:00 am

Barbara B wrote:Hi,
we've recently discovered Rigger's gloves. They're a light leather and they become quite flexible with wear and use. We were using the fabric ones that are coated on the palm and fingers with rubber but we kept getting pricked by roses or stung by nettles through the back of the hand. The new ones are better.
Barbara B

They sound good too. Where would you buy them?
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Re: Pruning gloves

Postby Mister Wisteria » Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:45 am

Great idea, however in my case it doesn't matter what I wear the thorns always get me. Thee tells me its because I am awkward which to be truthful I find hard to believe. :lol: :lol: :lol: :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Pruning gloves

Postby Comeilotei » Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:53 pm

rankin direct has Briers Long Arm Gloves @ $29.95


Full arm length protection from prickles is now available for all those difficult to reach rose pruning jobs or protection from plants that may cause allergic reactions. The gloves are made from quality heavy-duty suede, the full length arms are cotton drill with an elastic arm band. One size fits all. Made in England

Been tempted to get them, will get them for next year's pruning. :wink:
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Re: Pruning gloves

Postby Barbara B » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:04 pm

Hi,
we bought the Riggers gloves at the big green B store.
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Re: Pruning gloves

Postby Pam » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:02 am

You can buy 'rose pruning gloves', with long arms from BigW. I think I paid about $7 or $8 for them - perfect for repotting broms. :lol:
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Re: Pruning gloves

Postby meriash » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:30 pm

Pam, that is what I need for doing the Broms, I think they are a bit worse than the roses LOL

I usually go out covered to the hilt to do them and still come up with scratches.
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Re: Pruning gloves

Postby mcsee » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:16 pm

You could always buy a pair of Felco No. 100 Cut & Hold Rose Pruner secateurs (from Garden Express), which are specially designed to hold onto the rose cutting after it's cut. Can do all the pruning using one hand. :lol:
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Re: Pruning gloves

Postby Pam » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:18 pm

They're a bit of an overkill for broms though. :mrgreen:
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