Hands roughened by gardening need high-quality soaps. Here are some favourites…

Three of the best... soaps

1 Finest triple-milled soaps from the Scottish Fine Soaps Company. Choose from Green Tea, Pink Amber, Cotton Fresh or Neroli – my choice. £5.99 each: www.rhsshop.co.uk

2 Lemon soap by English Fine Soaps has a gorgeous fragrance and shea butter and glycerine for moisturising. £4.50: www.gardenmuseum.org.uk

3 English Lavender & Tea Tree Soap is handmade and absolutely the best. £4.25 for 100g: www.nealsyardremedies.com