Every gardener needs good boots. I heard Bunny Guiness say on Gardeners Questiontime that well-made wellingtons should be seen as an investment not a luxury. Reader, I blushed. I had just lashed out £3.99 at Lidl for a pair which would allow me to walk through the manure puddle at Mudchute. Very cheap and nasty, but then I have never been fond of wellingtons. Although I admire the beautiful brown lace ups worn by Vita Sackville West ( you can see them if you visit Sissinghurst), I am much more of the Gertrude Jekyll persuasion myself. As you can see.
Then I noticed these in the kitchen the other day, abandoned no doubt just before dawn after a night at Slimes by my son. Perhaps he'll realise one day what he is missing and they too will become garden wear.