Decisions, decisions! What to wear and what not to wear in the garden. Trinny and Susannah are of no use whatsoever, they don't do gardening, they might break a nail. That doesn't bear thinking about, does it?
But for the female gardener who wants to be stylish yet practical at the same time, I've come up with a few solutions.
We start at the top from the left with my stylish yet affordable wellies, with deep pink roses all over them. They come in very handy when the garden is rather on the wet side, like it is now. The first week of March had more rainfall already, than the whole of March on average. And my garden is heavy clay, so you do the maths.
Then there are my pink short wellies. Pretty aren't they? And so feminine. I usually wear them when I'm working in the front garden. One has to take into account that one might be spotted by someone and it wouldn't really do to frighten the natives by wearing horrible footwear. People are so sensitive nowadays.
The last pair in the top row belong to my second in command on the gardening front. I'm assured that they are very comfortable and practical. Stylish, however, they are not. Moving on!
My Burberry wellies, a fashion statement if I ever saw one, I usually put on for a bit of Lady of the manor gardening. You know the thing; in the one hand a pair of sharp secateurs, in the other a glass of champagne and with gay abandon one prunes away for Queen and Country whilst swilling bubbly in vast quantities. 'Nuff said!
And now we come down to the grim business of the garden clog. One doesn't want be seen dead in them, let alone alive, but they are very practical in the garden so what's a fashionable garden grrl to do? Wear them in the dead of night of course when there's no one about to see you wearing these "things". Well, that's what I do anyway.
Apparently there are some women about with different views on these matters. Check out Carol's story on May Dreams Gardens blog where she has this and this to say on the subject of garden footwear. Poor deluded thing! :-)
And how about you, gentle reader? What kind of footwear do you use when gardening and is it fashionable or not? Do tell and show!
One had as good be out of the world, as out of the fashion.
Colley Cibber, 1671 - 1757