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.