Green fingers: 10 best gardening gloves

Love the garden but hate what it does to your hands? Here's our round-up of gloves to keep your hands protected

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The sun is shining, The Big Allotment Challenge is on our screens, and it’s National Gardening Week – what better excuse to tackle your weeds or start that vegetable patch you’ve been planning since ’02?

But if your hands are feeling irritated by the dirt and prickles, or your old pair of gloves have gone hard from water-logging, you’re going to want to invest in a new pair of gardening gloves.

From the pretty Jubilee Gloves to hardwearing leather gauntlets, here is our roundup of the ten best pairs to keep those green fingers clean, dry and safe from prickles.

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The Showa Floreo 370 are a reliable and comfortable choice for everyday work and we’re loving the pretty print on Joules’ pair, but, if you’re only going to buy one pair this year, it has to be Gold Leaf, the great all-rounder.

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1. Jubilee Gloves from Ethel Gloves, £14

2. Dry Touch Gloves from Gold Leaf, £20

3. Showa Floreo 370 Lightweight Gardening Gloves, £6

4. Joules Gardening Gloves, £10.50

5. Joe’s Garden Protective Gloves, £6

6. Weedmaster Weed and Seed Gloves, £4

7. Leather Gaunlets, £26.95

8. Bionic Glove classic, £25

9. Kids classic rigger gloves, £3

10. RHS Chrysanthemum Gardening Gloves, £16

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