Win a Pair of Professional Gardening Gloves

Win a Pair of Professional Gardening Gloves & Seed Bundle

This competition has now ended and a winner drawn

The seemingly endless downpours we’ve had over the last week have left many gardens and allotments under water. Sheds are being flooded, crops ruined and plans dashed. My Instagram feed is full of people, quite rightly, despairing at the harvesting prospects for this year.

So, to brighten up what is otherwise a slightly gloomy period in our growing year, I’ve got a giveaway for you!

Earlier this year I purchased some Briers Professional Gardening Gloves. I usually like to do a lot of the usual tasks with bare hands – planting, sowing etc. Feeling the soil between your fingers is an oddly nice sensation. But, there are times when gloves are essential – or preferable. In the past, I’ve made do with the cheap ’99p’ pairs you find on the high street. However, they rarely wash well or last for any length of time. In many ways, it’s a false economy.

I grew tired of replacing them every other week. Last winter I invested in some Briers Thermal Gardening Gloves, to see me through the cold weather. I was so impressed, not only with how effective they were at keeping my hands warm in freezing weather, but also at how well they washed. They’ve been washed dozens of times now, and they still look as good as the day I bought them.

So, when I spotted the ‘Professional’ gloves from Briers, I was confident they would equally serve me well. I’ve been using these for a few months now, and just like the thermal ones, they have stood up well. They’ve also been washed a few times, and equally, survive the process unscathed – despite the instructions stating they’re not washable.

The dexterity of these is good, and they’re comfortable to wear. A good pair of gloves, I find, is one you forget you’re wearing.

I purchased another pair for use at home, and an extra pair to give away here. I’ll also bundle in ten packets of seeds along with the gloves. To be in with a chance of winning, complete the Gleam form below and tell us how your garden or allotment is coping with the wet weather.

Briers Professional Gardening Gloves & Seed Bundle

Lee Bailey

Organic Allotmenteer, RHS Student, Husband, Father & Programmer

  • jackierushton103
    Posted at 05:23h, 14 June Reply

    Mine is fairing well so far. It is well covered and well cared for! (Commenting as Jacqui Rushton)

  • Giftybit
    Posted at 07:57h, 14 June Reply

    Just got my allotment plot a month ago and have had the worst time digging out all the slate. I’m finally getting somewhere with it but could do with a new pair of gloves ūüėĀ

    • Lee
      Posted at 08:32h, 14 June Reply

      I can sympathise – I must have removed enough rubble to build a house on mine!

  • Peter Watson
    Posted at 08:30h, 14 June Reply

    Fortunately,I got most of the garden work done during the fine weather which has helped as it has rained all this week.

  • Margaret Clarkson
    Posted at 08:44h, 14 June Reply

    Some of it is waterlogged. Everything is growing faster, including weeds! It all looks very green.

    • Rachel Butterworth
      Posted at 13:14h, 14 June Reply

      Mine has gotten totally battered by the rain, but lots of pretty wildflowers have popped up as well.

  • tracyknixon
    Posted at 08:52h, 14 June Reply

    It needed some rain but over the past few days it has become waterlogged!

  • Mark Mccaffery
    Posted at 09:12h, 14 June Reply

    I took every precautionary measure I could and it’s doing well.

    • Ruth T
      Posted at 21:06h, 20 June Reply

      Saturated with the rain that we have had but hopefully it can all recover soon with a little extra care when the sunshine arrives.

  • sj straw
    Posted at 09:16h, 14 June Reply

    Not very well, it is waterlogged and because its been bad at weekends, its getting a bit overgrown. Looking forward to getting out there and sorting it out when the rain stops.

  • Solange
    Posted at 09:16h, 14 June Reply

    The garden is coping well so far.

  • Brad Start
    Posted at 09:18h, 14 June Reply

    My garden really suffered from the dry and hot conditions last year, but after a lot of work it now looks like it’s on the mend.

  • Julie Winward
    Posted at 09:21h, 14 June Reply

    My garden is coping well, the rain has made my plants thrive

  • Susan B
    Posted at 09:22h, 14 June Reply

    I wish I had a garden or allotment. I have a patio with lots of tubs which I water with recycled water from household tasks and add plant food a couple of times a week. So far, so good.

  • Lyndsey
    Posted at 10:03h, 14 June Reply

    Well the rain is watering the grass and thats about it

  • Chris Andrews
    Posted at 10:13h, 14 June Reply

    thriving in the rain

  • Catherine Bullas
    Posted at 10:16h, 14 June Reply

    It’s a bit soggy and the slugs are out and after my sons cucumber plants!

  • Nyasha Mtutu
    Posted at 10:17h, 14 June Reply

    My mum’s allotment seems to be coping with all the rain. Luckily she got everything down whilst the weather was good. She just needs to do some weeding so luckily she can focus on that and not have to worry about watering. She says lot’s of strawberries have come through so she’s had some time to make some lovely jam!

  • Iain Maciver
    Posted at 10:20h, 14 June Reply

    not too bad its coping fine

  • Sarah Mccaffery
    Posted at 10:24h, 14 June Reply

    IIt’s fairing well, despite all the rain.

  • Joanne Beale
    Posted at 10:35h, 14 June Reply

    Have both a garden and allotment that we grow vegetables in. As the weather had been very dry up to the point that we have had all this rain it is coping very well and isn’t waterlogged so things are growing nicely. Could just do with a bit of warmth.

  • Claire V
    Posted at 10:36h, 14 June Reply

    Garden is coping fine with wet weather but the wind damaged our pumpkins and sunflowers.

  • Carolynn Woodland
    Posted at 11:00h, 14 June Reply

    Quite lucky where we live, no major problems. Tomatoes are doing very well, although lost two plants.

  • Stewart Smith-Langridge
    Posted at 11:02h, 14 June Reply

    My lawn isn’t too sodden but the grass grows at such a rate I can’t keep it trim

  • Isabell Whitenstall
    Posted at 11:03h, 14 June Reply

    My garden is looking green but there is a lack of flowers due to the weather. I am hoping it gets some colour in it soon

  • Annabel Greaves
    Posted at 11:22h, 14 June Reply

    My garden is ok with the rain, we are quite high up so do not suffer with flooding

  • Margaret Mccaffery
    Posted at 12:13h, 14 June Reply

    It’s doing just fine for now .

  • plumbobmummy
    Posted at 12:24h, 14 June Reply

    Not too bad, we’ve got lots growing in the greenhouse, the garden itself is a bit waterlogged though

  • Keith Hunt
    Posted at 12:33h, 14 June Reply

    My veg have taken to the life boats.

  • Natalie Charman
    Posted at 12:59h, 14 June Reply

    Mine is growing well!

  • Joo Dee
    Posted at 13:13h, 14 June Reply

    no problem infact everything is blooming

  • Pam Francis Gregory
    Posted at 13:57h, 14 June Reply

    Not too bad, but a little waterlogged now!

  • michael williams
    Posted at 14:01h, 14 June Reply

    growing wild. meh.

    Posted at 14:18h, 14 June Reply

    My hanging baskets are looking a bit water logged

  • Sheena Batey
    Posted at 14:39h, 14 June Reply

    We actually needed the rain only problem the slugs are out in force

  • laura stewart
    Posted at 15:15h, 14 June Reply

    not too bad really, still got lots of colour x

  • Charlotte Isobelle
    Posted at 15:30h, 14 June Reply

    The veg are actually fine its the flowers, all the leaves have been knocked off with the rain ūüôĀ

  • Irene Barnes
    Posted at 15:42h, 14 June Reply

    Usually when I plant up my pots and baskets, the weather turns dry and I have to water them daily. Not this year!

  • Hugh Jones
    Posted at 16:06h, 14 June Reply

    Some parts of my garden, mainly the sunny areas, were badly in need of water, Hopefully the heavy rain over the last dew days will have done the job

  • Jim Kerr
    Posted at 16:14h, 14 June Reply

    Everything seems to be growing so fast but its just too wet to get on it.

    Posted at 16:22h, 14 June Reply

    Really well! My garden has never looked better! Sun and rain, the perfect combination. Colour everywhere ūüôā

  • Claire Holtey
    Posted at 16:24h, 14 June Reply

    I have moss on moss. Not a lawn as such just a collection of bits of grass joined up with moss, clover, general weeds and holes the dog has dug – in fact I have given up ūüėę

  • Hazel Rea
    Posted at 16:34h, 14 June Reply

    Our garden slopes so the bottom of it is feeilng very soft underfoot – very unusual for this time of year. Other than that the plants seem to have really enjoyed the previous warm weather followed by all the rain so some pruning will have to be done.

  • Nigel Soper
    Posted at 16:38h, 14 June Reply

    Garden is a bit wet at the moment – what ever happened to Summer?

  • Lugworm
    Posted at 16:46h, 14 June Reply

    Garden is fairing fairly well as I managed to get the majority of ground work done prior to the monsoon season, just happily building the Ark now, just on case!

  • Aaron Hopkinson
    Posted at 16:52h, 14 June Reply

    Our garden isn’t doing so well — our deck is falling to bits and rotting! We think that they might have botched the treatment when it was installed. Thank goodness our apple tree has stayed nice and healthy this year!

  • Cheryl G
    Posted at 17:31h, 14 June Reply

    Our garden is blooming this year & all the rain this week has given it a real growth spurt…lupins, roses, sweetpeas and delphiniums are all looking fab

  • Waterworth Fiona
    Posted at 17:44h, 14 June Reply

    Badly my poor seedlings got well flattened when my cloches were moved by the torrential rain we had

  • Ritchie Dee
    Posted at 18:12h, 14 June Reply

    The rain and sun is making everything grow especially the nettles

  • Simon LC
    Posted at 18:17h, 14 June Reply

    Apart from moss and trying to re-grow grass, not bad

  • Katharine Phillips
    Posted at 18:20h, 14 June Reply

    The weeds are loving the rain. Thank goodness for the greenhouse.

  • David
    Posted at 18:21h, 14 June Reply

    It is doing well, I’m pleased with it. I thought that my rocket seedlings wouldn’t have fared very well but they are still going strong.

  • Dayna
    Posted at 18:40h, 14 June Reply

    The lack of sun this past month has really taken its toll recently

  • Ms C Bryan
    Posted at 18:54h, 14 June Reply

    Weeds are growing like wildfire but plants are okay

  • tcwales
    Posted at 18:56h, 14 June Reply

    Our is doing fine, growing fast

  • Melanie Pennie
    Posted at 18:59h, 14 June Reply

    Garden is looking lush! Most plants in the greenhouse or cold frames, but those that are planted out are enjoying the wet weather and looking extremely healthy!

  • Charles Fletcher
    Posted at 19:00h, 14 June Reply

    Everything seems to be doing well at the moment.

  • Stuart Payne
    Posted at 19:03h, 14 June Reply

    the wind last weekend did damage some plants but the rest is coping well.

  • Kirsty R
    Posted at 19:14h, 14 June Reply

    Everything is looking very green!

    Posted at 19:16h, 14 June Reply

    Its my friends garden, she says everything is fine, its here lawn that needs mowing again

  • Sarah Cooper
    Posted at 19:22h, 14 June Reply

    Mine is doing well so far.

  • Susan Naylor
    Posted at 19:27h, 14 June Reply

    My garden seems to be growing endless amounts of weeds!

  • paul bingham
    Posted at 19:32h, 14 June Reply

    my grass is loving it

  • Suan Watts
    Posted at 19:41h, 14 June Reply

    Plenty of greenery but not much flowers

  • Christine Dodd
    Posted at 19:47h, 14 June Reply

    The potatoes are happy, the runner beans and courgettes are being munched by slugs who are loving the rain and the sweetcorn seems to have stopped growing!

  • Mary Heald
    Posted at 19:57h, 14 June Reply

    Looking very green with all the rain however big problem with snails!

  • Rachael Osborne
    Posted at 20:03h, 14 June Reply

    Great prize xx

  • Cherry Lloyd
    Posted at 20:04h, 14 June Reply

    Mine is growing weeds at a rapid pace and it’s frustrating not to be in the garden as much as I would like to be. The shrubs are very happy too and are bust sprouting new shoots.

  • Natalie Burgess
    Posted at 20:05h, 14 June Reply

    The garden seems ok but our shed is caked in mud and its a struggle to open the door! Xx

  • Sumera
    Posted at 20:11h, 14 June Reply

    My garden is fairing well. Some of my plants love the rain while others are struggling with all the wetness! At least the grass is a bit greener though.

  • danikagrace
    Posted at 20:44h, 14 June Reply

    Not overly pleased but much better than it could be

  • Sally Collingwood
    Posted at 20:50h, 14 June Reply

    The continuous rain is doing my roses the world of good, I have more flowers than ever before.

  • Jo Jones
    Posted at 21:20h, 14 June Reply

    Well, I am not having to water! All is growing well and better than expected considering the weather.

  • Longhelm (@longhelm)
    Posted at 21:38h, 14 June Reply

    The weather has been good, alternate dry and wet days. Tomatoes are storming along

  • Tammy Tudor
    Posted at 21:53h, 14 June Reply

    Things are growing fast! but I have a feeling they are confused with all this rain

  • David Nicolson
    Posted at 22:07h, 14 June Reply

    Everything’s growing very quickly (including the weeds sadly)

  • oliviawhiting
    Posted at 22:24h, 14 June Reply

    Garden is fairing very well over all, lots of flowers dropping petals but apart from that all growing well- I think the plants are enjoying the rain!

  • Clare B
    Posted at 22:54h, 14 June Reply

    It has been a bit of a roller coaster with dry weather and now wet so some things have struggled a bit but I think we are doing ok.

  • Natasha R-M
    Posted at 22:57h, 14 June Reply

    The garden is looking healthy – with the recent rain, everything is very lush and green and the roses have survived very well.

  • Annie Ley
    Posted at 23:03h, 14 June Reply

    The garden is doing relativly well, there has been some heavy rain the past few days, but it having a good watering. All good.

  • Grace
    Posted at 05:30h, 15 June Reply

    My mum would love these. She gardens a lot but her finger has become infected lately from cracking / overuse leading to cuts. These gloves would protect her better.

  • Phil Darling
    Posted at 06:16h, 15 June Reply

    Mine is suffering – the heavy clay holds the water. We need a couple of dry days

  • benaudsley
    Posted at 06:21h, 15 June Reply

    its going well and coping well so far – i could do with some more sunshine though !

  • Geri Gregg
    Posted at 06:39h, 15 June Reply

    My garden is thriving quite well, given the rain!

  • Lorraine Williams
    Posted at 06:54h, 15 June Reply

    Garden looking lush and green with all the rain. The sun has not parched the grass this year! Sun is needed though to go out and enjoy it.

  • Mel Turner
    Posted at 07:52h, 15 June Reply

    My grass is looking greener than ever

  • Hilda Wright
    Posted at 08:11h, 15 June Reply

    Blooming but the flowers are dying off quickly. A thorough round of deadheading is required! The slugs are taking over!

  • wildthingrunning1
    Posted at 08:21h, 15 June Reply

    Our garden has been a bit slow this year, but now thanks to all the rain it is booming

  • Katie
    Posted at 08:22h, 15 June Reply

    It’s doing quite well actually and saves me watering it! Last year my lawn was brown, but this year it’s very green

  • vecta2
    Posted at 08:31h, 15 June Reply

    My garden can best be described as a little water logged

  • Kate km
    Posted at 08:33h, 15 June Reply

    It’s holding in there. Had to replace a few border annuals but the rest is coping

  • Claire woods
    Posted at 09:12h, 15 June Reply

    Lots of weeds growing, which isn’t what I want!

  • clair downham
    Posted at 10:50h, 15 June Reply

    fine as havent got much in it at moment

  • Emma Nicoll
    Posted at 11:36h, 15 June Reply

    Mine would be ok if my twin girls stopped digging up all the plants ūüėā

  • Laura Pritchard
    Posted at 11:41h, 15 June Reply

    The garden is doing well – lots of rain & sun alternating!

  • Laura Pritchard
    Posted at 11:42h, 15 June Reply

    My garden is doing well with this alternating rain & sun!

  • Mary Baldwin
    Posted at 12:23h, 15 June Reply

    My garden went from cracked earth to a bog – there has been no inbetween and I have a load of plants waiting to be put in their forever home.

  • Mary Baldwin
    Posted at 12:25h, 15 June Reply

    My garden went from cracked earth to a bog with no happy medium. I have lots of plants waiting to go in, but need to wait for it to dry up a little first.

  • Jesse Partington
    Posted at 13:09h, 15 June Reply


  • kimneville1
    Posted at 13:29h, 15 June Reply

    Garden looks good at the moment

  • sue alleyne
    Posted at 14:29h, 15 June Reply

    despite rain my lawn has never recovered from last year

  • David Paterson
    Posted at 15:18h, 15 June Reply

    Grass growing like crazy. Flower doing ok. Veg struggling a bit.

  • Dean T
    Posted at 16:15h, 15 June Reply

    Light flooding here garden is wrecked and slugs ate the seedlings got into the pots, wind blew a fence panel over …. gonna have to start all over

  • Leslie Evans
    Posted at 16:17h, 15 June Reply

    Gardens missing me.

  • Cherryl Thomas
    Posted at 16:22h, 15 June Reply

    We have been very lucky and escaped the worse so it just seems like a normal June in wet Wales. The garden is fairing well on the whole, although not as lush as usual as it is cold, and we haven’t had to water at all!

  • Maggie Coates (@Pumpkin2k9)
    Posted at 16:48h, 15 June Reply

    My grass desperately needs cutting, but it is waterlogged due to clay soil.

  • Margaret Gallagher
    Posted at 17:09h, 15 June Reply

    Surprising it’s blooming really well. – full of flowers and really benefiting from the rain

  • Christine Sunter
    Posted at 17:31h, 15 June Reply

    Veggie patch not doing so well this year – I was slow to get started.

  • Carol W.
    Posted at 17:36h, 15 June Reply

    I just moved here and started sowing seeds,(veg and flowers) most of which are ok but some got almost drowned before i moved them into pots which are raised up. There’s always next week or month to sow again. Don’t despair, plants will come back or can be resown.

  • Jan Hann
    Posted at 18:42h, 15 June Reply

    Mixed – hedges are being eaten by something and one patch of grass is poor, but flowers and plants are good

  • Rachel Mccraith
    Posted at 19:09h, 15 June Reply

    My garden is doing really well at the moment. The flowers are looking gorgeous

  • Laura Chapman
    Posted at 19:25h, 15 June Reply

    We have a large veggie plot in our garden and it is absolutely loving and thriving with all this rain! Although it means I haven’t been able to pot some things up or get some of my seeds in the ground.

    • Nicola Jordan
      Posted at 17:00h, 17 June Reply

      My garden needs a lot of work to turn it into something beautiful

  • Jade B
    Posted at 19:49h, 15 June Reply

    My garden isn’t looking so good at the moment… the weather has really made the overgrown weeds at the bottom thrive!

  • kathcake2017
    Posted at 20:01h, 15 June Reply

    my pots keep getting flooded soo annoying!

  • susan smith
    Posted at 21:15h, 15 June Reply

    Its coming along fine, except at the moment a bit water logged

  • lynn neal
    Posted at 21:19h, 15 June Reply

    It is looking quite good very lush with growth but the weeds are growing fast as well!

  • Carole Nott
    Posted at 21:25h, 15 June Reply

    The lawn is growing fast as are the weeds! I have been busy with my seed trays in the dry potting on small seedlings

  • Rebecca Nisbet
    Posted at 21:54h, 15 June Reply

    im so sad, I have a lovely rosebush, and started to get lots of beautiful yellow roses, but then this rain started and now I only have a few left but they are on the verge now

  • Zoe Trelfa-Porter
    Posted at 22:00h, 15 June Reply

    My plants especially my roses are blooming better than ever

  • Alice Gilkes (@ChickenCurry665)
    Posted at 22:56h, 15 June Reply

    Not too bad, but I could do with cutting the grass.

  • Elizabeth Bazley
    Posted at 05:54h, 16 June Reply

    I have raised beds on my allotment so doing ok with the amount of rain we are having

  • Eileen Tingle
    Posted at 06:41h, 16 June Reply

    I’m having a job just keeping on top of the weeds

  • sallie
    Posted at 07:40h, 16 June Reply

    the nettles are out of controll

  • jammyjigsaw
    Posted at 08:21h, 16 June Reply

    Mine is pretty soggy & water logged ūüė¨

  • Michelle Ferguson
    Posted at 08:36h, 16 June Reply

    Mine is a mess, only enjoy gardening when the sun is shining, the weeds are getting out of control

  • brenda heads
    Posted at 09:37h, 16 June Reply

    The bottom of the garden is flooded and the top half full of weeds I have started getting the weeds out now.

  • Kirsty Taylor
    Posted at 10:02h, 16 June Reply

    My garden seems quite subdued this year with the weather – however the weeds are thriving unfortunately

  • sue leake
    Posted at 12:37h, 16 June Reply

    Both veg and flowers at the allotment are very green and lush

  • Allan Fullarton
    Posted at 13:03h, 16 June Reply

    Coping well so far, good drainage (much needed!)

  • Maria P
    Posted at 13:46h, 16 June Reply

    Well, our tomatoes would definitely love a bit more sunshine, but berries our coping well ūüôā

  • Karen R
    Posted at 14:30h, 16 June Reply

    It’s not looking too bad, the lawn’s looking untidy and in need of a trim, but it’s difficult to find the time when it’s not raining or wet to do it!

  • dana
    Posted at 14:44h, 16 June Reply

    The garden is doing better than last year when it was too hot and dry

  • John Mills
    Posted at 15:11h, 16 June Reply

    My garden is struggling in the rain but I am currently in the middle of landscaping

  • Melissa Lee
    Posted at 16:43h, 16 June Reply

    It seems to be springing into action but not getting much fruit or vegetables on the way yet

  • Aaron Milne
    Posted at 17:01h, 16 June Reply

    Its on the damp side !!

  • helena
    Posted at 18:42h, 16 June Reply

    love gargen fab giveaway

  • Marc H
    Posted at 18:50h, 16 June Reply

    Looking good, everything seems to be thriving. Saves me having to water things anyway!

  • Sue Hodges
    Posted at 19:10h, 16 June Reply

    glad to have had rain as it was so dry before. very chalky soil,so drains well

  • topiramate
    Posted at 19:42h, 16 June Reply

    These gloves look so sturdy for the tough jobs – if only they could stop the rain!

  • moth
    Posted at 19:56h, 16 June Reply

    slugs have eaten all my peas!

  • Donna W
    Posted at 20:38h, 16 June Reply

    Luckily our veg is in raised beds and the other plants love the water so ours is actually looking pretty good at the moment. The roses and peonies are flowering beautifully!

  • Danielle Rawlings
    Posted at 20:41h, 16 June Reply

    Well I haven’t had to water them for a while so I guess there still surviving

  • Caroline Tinsley
    Posted at 20:52h, 16 June Reply

    My roses are in a shocking state, but my hydrangeas are loving it!

  • betsy ferguson
    Posted at 21:19h, 16 June Reply

    i usually use tap water, but have noticed that my plants are loving this rain water, so i have decided to invest in a couple of water butts x

  • Carrie H
    Posted at 21:38h, 16 June Reply

    My garden is coping pretty well, certainly much better than last year. I worried that the dry Spring here would be a problem but we’ve had just enough rain to perk everything up.

  • John Shakspeare
    Posted at 21:54h, 16 June Reply

    It’s much better than last year. Lots of rain whereas it was too dry last year. So the garden is OK.

  • lynn neal
    Posted at 22:04h, 16 June Reply

    My water butts are overflowing!

  • Irene McTaggart
    Posted at 22:16h, 16 June Reply

    Everything growing fast especially the weeds!

  • Carolyn
    Posted at 22:32h, 16 June Reply

    The seedlings are holding their own, the water butt split and the lawn looks like a meadow.

  • Mary Baldwin
    Posted at 05:59h, 17 June Reply

    It was cracked as it’s been so dry, then turned into a bog, now slowly improving thank goodness. Plants are starting to go mad, so will be good to get out there and do some weeding and planting.

  • Lesser A
    Posted at 07:48h, 17 June Reply

    Small but looking great in the sunshine

  • Emily Hutchinson (@emilyh13)
    Posted at 08:19h, 17 June Reply

    It’s doing okay, I got my pots planted before the bad weather set in, now just need some sunshine to enjoy them

  • Dale Dow
    Posted at 09:19h, 17 June Reply

    at the moment it’s thriving with the rain we are having, using any bit of sun to get out and do more though

    Posted at 10:48h, 17 June Reply

    So far my garden is coping but lets hope for no more rain!!

  • lorraine kirk
    Posted at 10:50h, 17 June Reply

    Surprisingly well, we’re used to lots of rain as we live on the top of a very big hill!

  • Liam Bishop
    Posted at 10:58h, 17 June Reply

    Brilliantly, my plants have come up loads because of the rain!

  • valerie seal
    Posted at 11:00h, 17 June Reply

    Our garden is coping very well, despite the weather

  • Jade Robinson
    Posted at 11:43h, 17 June Reply


  • tim poole
    Posted at 11:46h, 17 June Reply

    very well

  • James Healy
    Posted at 12:26h, 17 June Reply

    Fingers Crossed!

  • Amanda Baggott
    Posted at 13:07h, 17 June Reply

    My plants have come along really well with the rain, then sunshine the rain again!

  • karenrobinson79
    Posted at 13:18h, 17 June Reply

    We seem to have a lot of moss and toadstools popping up all over the garden. Plagued with black flies & greenfly too that we normally never have – I’m blaming the wet weather.

  • Natasha Cross
    Posted at 13:41h, 17 June Reply

    Garden is doing well even with the rain which is good!

  • Victoria Easton
    Posted at 13:56h, 17 June Reply

    Sunshine and showers, everything is really growing – especially my honeysuckle!!

  • Katie Slade
    Posted at 14:43h, 17 June Reply

    Our newly planted garden is looking a bit battered! We have tried to keep them strong with reinforcement but at least the rain means less watering!

  • stephen holman
    Posted at 16:01h, 17 June Reply

    our lawn is doing really well but a bit soggy for the plants and veg at the moment!!

  • Julie Jones
    Posted at 16:57h, 17 June Reply

    Far better than last year with the heat, not so much watering. My Broad Beans have gone mad. Family and friends enjoying the bumper crop

  • Anthea Holloway
    Posted at 18:13h, 17 June Reply

    My garden is now enjoying the wet weather but not many days ago I was watering every day.

  • richardtyler4362
    Posted at 18:54h, 17 June Reply

    Not too bad considering, the cheesy bugs been at my strawberrys though!

  • superprongs
    Posted at 19:13h, 17 June Reply

    It’s a bit mixed bag – my flowers and shrubs are blooming and looking lovely, but we have a bit of a bindweed issue and that’s really difficult to keep at bay at the moment.

  • Lisa C
    Posted at 21:04h, 17 June Reply

    Looking pretty good and lush!

  • Alan McV
    Posted at 21:16h, 17 June Reply

    Great gloves and great prize! My green fingers need some new gloves

  • Owllycrafter
    Posted at 21:36h, 17 June Reply

    Not well at all, The rain made my plants all soggy and the wind blew over some of the pots

  • Marie Rungapadiachy
    Posted at 21:49h, 17 June Reply

    My garden is growing like mad with the recent wet weather.

  • leanne weir
    Posted at 21:53h, 17 June Reply

    Terribly. Everything is sodden

  • Carol Thomas
    Posted at 22:15h, 17 June Reply

    As I am away abroad until the end of the month I dont know how my garden is coping. Given what I am hearing from back home I suspect I will have alot of drowned damaged flowers when I get back

  • Evette Williams
    Posted at 03:19h, 18 June Reply

    It’s being watered well naturally and flowers and shrubs are doing well

  • Ailsa Sheldon
    Posted at 04:12h, 18 June Reply

    So far so good. My twin boys are in charge of the veg patch and the lawn!

  • Susan Hoggett (@susanhoggett)
    Posted at 06:32h, 18 June Reply

    My garden seems to be doing fine, we didn’t have as much rain as other parts of the country so the flowers are doing great and the hanging baskets. I have a greenhouse and the tomato plants are coming on fine.

  • greig23
    Posted at 08:12h, 18 June Reply

    coping well, but i think we need more sun lol

  • Kim Carberry
    Posted at 08:22h, 18 June Reply

    I haven’t got one but I am moving house next week to a house with a garden and I can’t wait to get started with it.

  • judy kennedy
    Posted at 10:06h, 18 June Reply

    All good with the rain

  • janine atkin
    Posted at 10:55h, 18 June Reply

    my grass is growing like mad!

  • hannahlig
    Posted at 12:26h, 18 June Reply

    It seems to be coping ok

  • K Comer
    Posted at 12:31h, 18 June Reply

    I only got my allotment at the beginning of the year, still a ton of tidying/ clearing to do. It is clay so all the rain can be troublesome as can baking sun!

  • Becky D
    Posted at 13:38h, 18 June Reply

    I’ve been keeping all of my nasturtiums inside so far, so they don’t meet the grizzly wind swept end of our beautiful fuschias

  • Karen B
    Posted at 15:47h, 18 June Reply

    Not too bad though the lawn seems to be more moss than grass these days. I have been making good use of the greenhouse and polytunnel for veg as I think the salad would have got a bit waterlogged.

  • nadiashanahan
    Posted at 16:38h, 18 June Reply

    The garden is my boyfriend’s domain and he is so good at looking after it. It is looking beautiful at the moment, I really have no idea how he does it!

  • Natalie Gough
    Posted at 17:51h, 18 June Reply

    I’m very lucky that I have good drainage in the garden but my roses have not done well in all the rain and wind.

  • Libby Noack
    Posted at 18:43h, 18 June Reply

    Everything is growing very fast ūüôā

  • Catherine Stewart
    Posted at 19:00h, 18 June Reply

    Most of our veg is doing fine, but the courgettes have gone rotten!

  • Joanna Nichol
    Posted at 19:03h, 18 June Reply

    The lettuces are certainly loving it

  • M Chung
    Posted at 19:27h, 18 June Reply

    My grass is growing like no tomorrow!

  • Emma Nixon
    Posted at 19:40h, 18 June Reply

    Weeds going wild. Grass not recovered from last year.
    Ground waterlogged.

  • piperanddaisy
    Posted at 20:20h, 18 June Reply

    We had lots of plants ready to be planted in the ground but as we were going away last week we were worried that they may not get enough water. (I know, I know!) So initially we put them all into some plastic boxes and put some water in the bottom so they would have a reservoir of water while we were away.
    Just before we left home, we saw the weather forecast for the week we would be gone. So we took the plants out of the plastic containers again. We are so glad we did! When we got back, the plastic boxes were full of water so our plants would have been completely drowned if we had left them. As soon as we got home we planted our plants in the very soggy ground and so far they seem to have suffered no harm while we were gone!

  • Sharon Burroughs
    Posted at 20:45h, 18 June Reply

    My gardens growing really well!

  • Ann Skamarauskas
    Posted at 20:56h, 18 June Reply

    the wildflowers we planted for the bees seem to be loving it and are springing up nicely, but we could do with a bit of easing off with the heavy rain

  • Elisha Daniels
    Posted at 22:01h, 18 June Reply

    My garden is non existent at the moment but hoping to spruce it up this summer

  • Maxine G
    Posted at 22:02h, 18 June Reply

    It’s er … very wildlife-friendly!

  • James Travis
    Posted at 22:27h, 18 June Reply

    Garden is coping fine so far

  • fionajk42
    Posted at 22:37h, 18 June Reply

    Most of the garden is coping well but I made the mistake of putting out my pots of basil and coriander when we had a sunny day. Next day we had hail and the poor plants were killed.

  • Troy Easton
    Posted at 22:55h, 18 June Reply

    My Garden is doing really well actually but it as stalled since’s the sun has gone.

  • Emma Hussain
    Posted at 05:12h, 19 June Reply

    Since moving our new garden is slowly coming together. Things are growing nicely, the reseeded grass is thickening. Hoping it all gets there in the end

  • Annmarie Jefferies
    Posted at 05:26h, 19 June Reply

    My garden seems to be coping well the plants are really doing well

  • familyoftheday
    Posted at 07:54h, 19 June Reply

    It was doing well but now it just looks so waterlogged.

  • Amy Briscoe
    Posted at 08:11h, 19 June Reply

    We’ve just moved into a new house so our garden is just new turf at the moment. Growing like wildfire

  • richard field
    Posted at 08:54h, 19 June Reply

    the allotment is coping ok with the wet weather. Its in London so its good news as we do not usually get much rain.

  • therealmagik
    Posted at 09:05h, 19 June Reply

    It’s become very overgrown and needs a good tidy up after all this rain. I’m sure it’s happy though!

  • ali thorpe
    Posted at 09:20h, 19 June Reply

    It’s warm and wet here and the plants are thriving almost too well.

  • Patricia Avery
    Posted at 09:29h, 19 June Reply

    Our previously dry garden has been very appreciative of the rain and fruit, veggies, flowers and lawn all looking good ūüôā

  • Diana
    Posted at 10:17h, 19 June Reply

    Weeds are growing quicker than anything else ūüôā

  • annemarie55
    Posted at 12:33h, 19 June Reply

    Garden seems to be coping fine so far. Mostly raised beds which helps. All the water tubs are currently full ready for warmer drier times of the year I hope

  • Jill W
    Posted at 12:54h, 19 June Reply

    My Allotment isn’t as bad as I thought it may of been. Lost the odd thing but all in all the fruit and veg are staying strong, as for my garden that’s a different story, the rain has ruined some of my plants,

  • lauraturner
    Posted at 13:51h, 19 June Reply

    My shrubs are growing like crazy but some of my plants near the house have rotted.

  • Rebecca Whatmore
    Posted at 14:03h, 19 June Reply

    Not too bad considering our town was on the news because of flooding!

  • Joanne Benham
    Posted at 14:35h, 19 June Reply

    My garden is coping well, although my Hydrangea’s took a battering.

  • Felicity Kelly
    Posted at 14:51h, 19 June Reply

    Mine is wild! It backs on to a hill so we get nettles and brambles with long grasses!

  • soozybee
    Posted at 15:03h, 19 June Reply

    Not too bad, Like Laura says shrubs are loving it

  • Matthew Day
    Posted at 15:15h, 19 June Reply

    Parents are avid gardeners so would love to gift a pair of these to them.

  • Victoria Prince
    Posted at 15:31h, 19 June Reply

    Very well – but then I’ve just moved and it’s a bit of something and nothing at the moment! My potatoes are looking good, and the raspberries and strawberries are fruiting. They are grateful for the rain. So am I because it means I don’t need to water!

  • Hayley Atkins
    Posted at 16:26h, 19 June Reply

    We are lucky in that the downpours have been followed by long periods of hot sunshine so the garden is actually flourishing!

  • Karen Davidson
    Posted at 17:18h, 19 June Reply

    Perfect for my daughter when she moves into her new home.

  • Laura Corrall
    Posted at 17:24h, 19 June Reply

    Lovely, even despite the rain we’ve been having. Veggies like lettuce, and peas are doing very well. As are the flowers. So I can’t complain.

  • Chirag Patel
    Posted at 17:28h, 19 June Reply

    so far so good ground not waterlogged and the garden still looking good

  • emma kinsey
    Posted at 18:12h, 19 June Reply

    not waterlogged but the rain making my grass grow so much

  • Rachael Obrien
    Posted at 18:13h, 19 June Reply

    My poor rose bush got its petals rained off ūüôĀ my grass is loving it though !

  • Andrea A
    Posted at 19:04h, 19 June Reply

    My garden is coping okay with the weather so far; I grow a variety of vegetables and flowers so no matter what the weather something is thriving.

  • Heather Hawley
    Posted at 19:24h, 19 June Reply

    It’s coping well, but there is a lot of weeds.

  • Rachel Craig
    Posted at 19:49h, 19 June Reply

    Garden area looks like it is coping well with weather. Kind volunteer tends to the garden area very well. If won, professional gardening gloves would be a gift to kind volunteer, who tends the garden area for tenants / residents.

  • Sandy Ralph
    Posted at 19:57h, 19 June Reply

    apart from my foxgloves that got blown down with the winds then not bad at all , as I have just redone most of my beds and replanted them with smaller plants

  • Stev Rigby
    Posted at 20:04h, 19 June Reply

    It is doing extremely well – it is all growing faster than I can keep up with it!

  • June Gaynor
    Posted at 20:08h, 19 June Reply

    Everything is looking quite lush and healthy. We could do with some sun to encourage the annuals to flower more though.

  • sharon martin
    Posted at 20:29h, 19 June Reply

    it seems to be coping ok at the moment

  • Jean Anderson
    Posted at 20:34h, 19 June Reply

    All is well on my allotment and looking good. The rain this year has saved me having to water freeing me up for other jobs on my allotment.

  • Caroline Signey
    Posted at 20:46h, 19 June Reply

    Growing very well in all this rain!

  • Teresa B
    Posted at 20:50h, 19 June Reply

    OK so far – but still too full of grass and weeds!

  • sheridarby
    Posted at 21:10h, 19 June Reply

    It’s coming up roses and weeds

  • Emma Davison
    Posted at 21:29h, 19 June Reply

    Not too bad. Just need some sun to help the veggies grow.

  • Lorna Wils
    Posted at 21:35h, 19 June Reply

    My beautiful peonies are totally battered by the rain. The grass and weeds are definitely flourishing!!

  • Kirsty Fox
    Posted at 21:43h, 19 June Reply

    My garden is fairing quite well, everything is lush and green.

  • Tim Bain
    Posted at 21:44h, 19 June Reply

    Wet weather stopped play

  • Sara Davis
    Posted at 22:16h, 19 June Reply

    The weeds keep growing back too quickly! These gloves would be great for pulling them out

  • ellie spider
    Posted at 22:24h, 19 June Reply

    my garden looks like a jungle everything has sprung and sprouted and the weather being wet has really restricted my being able to sort it

  • Gill Colling
    Posted at 23:00h, 19 June Reply

    Everything was growing like mad before the rains, but my allotment is a long walk so stormy weather has kept me away! Luckily, being on a slope means thecwater drains away but it takes much of the ‚Äėgoodness‚Äô with it! Off to the plot tomorrow.. wish me luck!

  • Denise S
    Posted at 23:19h, 19 June Reply

    the allotment is holding up , plants doing well -weeds doing better, bindweed is a real problem this year

  • Hekna
    Posted at 23:56h, 19 June Reply

    It’s a little boggy in places but everything has shot up very quickly – flowers, trees, shrubs, weeds the lot!

  • Joan Hewes
    Posted at 05:22h, 20 June Reply

    Mine is in need of intense weeding!

  • bonniebonster
    Posted at 06:01h, 20 June Reply

    Mine is suffering a bit, we tend to suffer from flooding at the back end of our garden

  • magdix2
    Posted at 06:04h, 20 June Reply

    I have a large garden full of brambles they are a nightmare to dig out

  • Christine Hobbs
    Posted at 06:24h, 20 June Reply

    I have had a wonderful crop of new potatoes and have beans and tomatoes getting stronger and looking good so far.

  • Geoff Hibbert (@mrboggle)
    Posted at 06:51h, 20 June Reply

    It’s become slightly waterlogged

  • Irene McTaggart
    Posted at 08:05h, 20 June Reply

    Need a new pair. Init to win it

  • sarah parker
    Posted at 08:09h, 20 June Reply

    blooming with all the rain ūüôā

  • Melty
    Posted at 08:37h, 20 June Reply

    Its a bit wet

  • Rachel Hockley
    Posted at 09:11h, 20 June Reply

    Amazing giveaway!

  • Samantha
    Posted at 09:15h, 20 June Reply

    Grass needs cutting but waiting for it to dry

  • Sheena Read
    Posted at 09:19h, 20 June Reply

    My garden is coping well as it is on a hill so the water is not gathering at all.

  • Jacqueline Graham
    Posted at 09:30h, 20 June Reply

    I have an allotment, with a polytunnel so I can be out and growning, potting, storing all year round, I have a deep raise bed in my garden for peas, beans, beetroot, I am happiest outdoors potting and growning.

  • Meryl Thomas
    Posted at 09:53h, 20 June Reply

    Actually I prefer this to a hot dry summer as there is less watering, BUT a lot of mowing which is difficult when the weather is so wet

  • Elaine Shaw
    Posted at 10:28h, 20 June Reply

    Garden and plants are doing surprisingly well, although seeds and young plants which I have put in a mini greenhouse for soe protection are very slow, and some of my container flowers are struggling, not all just some. On the whole its ok, but ready for some longer lengths of sunshine, just like Me!

  • Carol Anne Robson
    Posted at 10:34h, 20 June Reply

    My strawberries, carrots and pumpkins are thriving but my beetroots seems to be struggling. I’ve also brought my tomato plant into the house to give that a little more warmth.

  • Lorraine Stone
    Posted at 11:00h, 20 June Reply

    MIne isn’t doing very well. I wish I had kept my plants undercover for a bit longer now. British summer eh!?

  • Andy Craig
    Posted at 11:04h, 20 June Reply

    It’s been great for me – the rain has loosened up some roots of previously difficult to shift weeds, meaning it’s been much easier to dig them up!

  • Sue Skinner
    Posted at 11:39h, 20 June Reply

    Lots of mud, but drying out now thank goodness

  • Diane Duggan
    Posted at 12:31h, 20 June Reply

    Everything is growing quickly in my garden especially the grass but the soil is very wet.

  • Adrian Bold
    Posted at 12:52h, 20 June Reply

    We’ve been lucky and not had too much rain – so our garden is doing well with a good mix of sun and watering.

  • Jessica Hutton
    Posted at 13:00h, 20 June Reply

    Mixed. Some new flowers have unfortunately died but my older plsnts have flourished. A young tree blew down in the wind but it’s been replanted, tied and fed so I think it should be okay. The weeds seem to have appeared overnight.

  • Rikki Lipscombe
    Posted at 13:10h, 20 June Reply

    Very wet. Everything is soaked. Trying to keep the flowers OK for the bees

  • Monika Bascombe
    Posted at 13:18h, 20 June Reply

    growing quite nicely in places were good drainage is present but we have few spots which seem to hold the water in ground and it gets a bit too muddy and sticky

  • Theresa Thomas
    Posted at 14:06h, 20 June Reply

    The lawn is taking a bashing from all the rain

  • Sarah Saunders
    Posted at 14:25h, 20 June Reply

    The weeds are taking over with the weather we are having…these would be perfect for sorting them out..

  • Lucy Robinson
    Posted at 15:19h, 20 June Reply

    The runner beans. Strawberries and raspberries are doing well. Quite a few weeds growing too.

  • caroline watson
    Posted at 15:28h, 20 June Reply

    finally managed to get into the garden after three days of rain!

  • Liane
    Posted at 15:32h, 20 June Reply

    Looking a bit sorry for itself

  • Erica Hughes
    Posted at 16:01h, 20 June Reply

    Very green, but loads of slugs

  • Darren Collins
    Posted at 16:41h, 20 June Reply

    Everything is overgrown and water logged

  • toni pearson
    Posted at 16:53h, 20 June Reply

    Things are not growing as well as they usually do…some things haven even sprouted. Have a bumper crop of strawberries though, so all is not lost.

  • Harvey Salmon
    Posted at 17:48h, 20 June Reply

    Our garden drains very well so we’ve been all right.

  • Trudie barnaville
    Posted at 18:14h, 20 June Reply

    Great prize thank you for chance to win

  • Alice Gilkes
    Posted at 18:42h, 20 June Reply

    The grass had grown quite a bit as a result of all that rain mixed in with a bit of sunshine.

  • Hannah Whitling
    Posted at 18:48h, 20 June Reply

    My garden is loving the weather and is growing so fast! In fact I’d say the grass is growing too fast.

  • Joanne McMillan
    Posted at 19:08h, 20 June Reply

    The slugs are enjoying it

  • angela sandhu (@angiesandhu)
    Posted at 19:09h, 20 June Reply

    There isnt as much growing at the moment.

  • toziesite
    Posted at 19:16h, 20 June Reply

    It’s doing fine, got a lovely row of runners coming along sweetpeas are blooming and everything else is coming along nicely

  • Tammy Neal
    Posted at 19:20h, 20 June Reply

    Mines going fine so far apart from too much rain x

  • Caroline Upton
    Posted at 19:52h, 20 June Reply

    Mine’s doing really well, the sunflowers are growing very tall!!

  • Rachael Marsden
    Posted at 20:01h, 20 June Reply

    everything is very green

  • Joy Winn
    Posted at 20:11h, 20 June Reply

    My garden is coping well,just a few flowers bent & broken by the torrential rainūüôā

    Posted at 20:19h, 20 June Reply

    My Garlic which was almost ready began to rot in the ground ,the strawberries are being eaten by slugs,my worst allotment year ever.

  • Lucy Dorrington
    Posted at 21:07h, 20 June Reply

    My little garden is loving the warmth and rain, the grass is lush and green, the flowers are blooming. The bindweed is also going crazy though!

  • Twiddle Dee
    Posted at 21:16h, 20 June Reply

    My little garden is blooming with all this sun and rain.

  • Sue Carter
    Posted at 21:24h, 20 June Reply

    This wet weather is making the weeds grow faster than I can pull them up.

  • Lorna Holland
    Posted at 21:26h, 20 June Reply

    The rain seems to be doing it good! No real problems in our little garden so far this year x

  • pete c
    Posted at 21:42h, 20 June Reply

    pretty well as the rainwater drains away well and the plants love all the moisture

  • PhillW
    Posted at 22:07h, 20 June Reply

    Most of my plants in the garden are in pots so I spend most of my time watering during spring and summer, just doing a little more when it’s hot.

  • George Worboys Wright
    Posted at 22:41h, 20 June Reply

    It’s wonderful at the moment, loving the rain we’ve had! I don’t think we’re going to get any apples this year though, thanks to the late frost a couple of months ago.

  • Lauren Hobson
    Posted at 22:46h, 20 June Reply

    Trying to learn to grow veg!! These would come in handy!!

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