David Domoney

Meet David Domoney

David Domoney is a Chartered Horticulturalist and television gardener. He is a presenter on ITV1’s Love Your Garden, which is the most-viewed gardening TV show in Britain today, and is the resident gardener on ITV1’s This Morning.

Cool, Calm and Collected

David stood holding a rake wearing SHOWA 370 gloves in blue smiling at the camera

This summer stay on top of your gardening jobs with gloves to keep you cool, calm and collected. In warm seasons, our gloves get a lot of use, so you need a pair that won’t let you down and are suited for a variety of jobs. Let’s take a look at the best gloves on the market and find a pair to wear while the weather’s fair.

Beautifully breathable

There’s nothing better than a pair of gloves with ‘second skin’ fit. Ideally, your gardening gloves will fit so well that you’ll forget you’re wearing them! And that’s what you get with the SHOWA 381’s from Globus Group. Ideally suited to everyday general use, this ultra-lightweight glove doesn’t compromise on comfort. The ergonomic design is led with a microporous nitrile palm so it’s touch-sensitive whilst providing high-level protection. I will happily wear this glove for jobs like trimming topiary.

SHOWA 381

£6.99

Ultra-lightweight, with embossed microporous nitrile palm

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On the whole, this is my go-to glove to grab when it’s hot out because your hands are free to work hard without the risk of perspiration or fatigue. Pop them on before cracking on with your day to day duties like deadheading bedding plants and watering your hanging baskets, which dry out quickly in the heat.

It’s a hard balance to master; a firm grasp alongside tactility, but this glove has it sorted.

I think one of the features often overlooked in lightweight designs is a sturdy grip. It’s a hard balance to master; a firm grasp alongside tactility, but this glove has it sorted.

Perfect for picking up patio pots to clear your paving ready for a jet wash. With this level of grip, there’s no risk of dropping them, but they also give the flexibility for more intricate movements too.

Hands on and happy

One of the jobs taking up our time throughout growing season, is keeping weeds in check.  It can be quite an undertaking.

Some weeds are easy to pull out by hand. Others require corkscrew tools for deep tap roots – like those of dandelions that pop up in the lawn. Some weeds may have thistly leaves or stems, so when I’m on a weeding spree I come prepared. I will always opt for a higher level of protection when getting stuck in with removing prickly foliage but it’s also a smart idea to be extra careful when working in such close quarters with the soil too.

For me, weed protection doesn’t get better than with the SHOWA 350R, which is known as the ‘Thornmaster’. This glove, although designed for thick rose thorns, gives all that defence whilst remaining easy to move in. In summer, if you’re clearing away areas of land that are densely overgrown, like scrub land, these are the gloves for you. The inner lining is anti-odour and antibacterial, so you’re well and truly covered in the warmer weather.

Pond life and pristine gloves

One of the trickier garden pursuits is cleaning the pond. Even though it’s really rewarding to have it looking good, the maintenance can get really mucky when clearing algae, blanket weeds and debris so that aquatic creatures can thrive in the sun. However, for tasks like this, as long as you have a glove boasting longevity, as well as water resistant capabilities, it’s a complete breeze. There’s no other contender for such a job than the SHOWA 600. With its elasticated wrist, your hands are kept safe and snug inside whilst handling all manner of pond life.

These are great for the summer because the innovative inner membrane will filter out the heat vapour whilst not allowing a drop of water in.

When reaching deeper into water, I keep a pair of SHOWA 281 ‘Temres’ gloves to hand as they’ve got a longer sleeve to keep arms protected too. These are great for the summer because the innovative inner membrane will filter out the heat vapour whilst not allowing a drop of water in.

Whatever you’re up to in the garden, keep your hands safe so you can cultivate the garden without risk to yourself. For handy summer solutions, I find there’s always a suitable glove designed for the job within the Globus Group range. And remember, after your tasks are ticked off you can enjoy a gorgeously groomed green space with all the family.