I never wear gloves, says Allan Jenkins. I enjoy getting dirt under my nails
I have good hands (not as in pretty, though they once appeared in a glossy magazine shoot). And no, I don’t mean I am practical. Anything much past banging in a nail and I call in one of my daughters or for hired help.
I mean I think I have green fingers – plants (mostly) seem to want to grow for me. It has always been so, though I am, of course, careful in choosing seed growers and varieties. I look after the soil and, aside from a weakness with oversowing, I put in the work.