The Daily Telegraph - Saturday - - GARDENING -

A real gar­dener isn’t afraid of a bit of rain, es­pe­cially when they are kit­ted out in the proper water­proof jacket and trousers.

A top tip is to make sure your coat has elas­ti­cated wrist­bands so you don’t get wa­ter run­ning down your arms when work­ing.

Pro­fes­sion­als love the Helly Hansen Helly Tech range, which is water­proof and wind­proof. Pricey, but with wa­ter­proofs, you get what you pay for. W Vanir Reisen jacket, from a se­lec­tion at helly­hansen.com.

Water­proof trousers have to be easy to move in and breath­able so you don’t sweat. Berghaus uses Gore-Tex, and keeps ev­ery­thing light and easy to stuff in a bag. Pa­clite Gore-Tex overtrousers, £110, berghaus.com.

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