A Right Royal Coronation Bank Holiday

Following the Queen’s legendary reign of 70 years and 214 days, King Charles took over as the sovereign head of state, after being the longest-serving heir apparent in British history. And the historic Royal Coronation that follows will see him officially crowned alongside the Queen Consort. And to help celebrate, we get an extra Bank Holiday! So after raising a glass and witnessing the moment on TV, what better time to get outside and tackle some tasks around the farm, stable yard, or garden?

When’s the Coronation happening?

The Royal Coronation ceremony takes place on Saturday 6th May at Westminster Abbey in London. And on Sunday 7th, we’ll be able to watch a spectacular Coronation Concert from Windsor Castle on TV. Like previous royal concerts, they always feature the biggest names in music and entertainment, and this will be no different.

And on Monday 8th May, we get a special Bank Holiday. Officially, this is “an opportunity to join in with their communities and good causes through Big Help Out activities”. So if you want to help out and volunteer in your local area, this is the ideal time to get stuck in. I suspect for many of us, it will be a time to get stuck into some of the outside jobs we keep putting off! So what will you be tackling?

Tackling the outside jobs

If you’re in the equestrian sector, you know as well as I do that there’s an infinite list of ‘things to do’ in the yard, in the stables, or out in the fields all year round. And if you’re working on a farm, you’ll know the same thing applies. 

But now May is almost upon us, spring has definitely sprung, and we’re already seeing plenty of Bluebells flowering. And with a bit more sunshine poking through after the recent rainy weather, it’s the perfect time to take on some of those jobs in the garden. Here are some suggestions:


Now’s the time to plant your bulbs for some flashy summer colour, while sowing sweet peas and sunflowers alongside more hardy annuals. It’s also a good time to deadhead some of the earlier Spring bulbs and bedding. And make sure you protect any new shoots or vulnerable plants from slugs and snails.

Salad and Veg

If you want to enjoy a harvest of homegrown veg and salad, now’s the time to get planting. Maincrop potatoes can go in, while you can sow tomatoes and courgettes in pots ready to plant out in early summer. You can also sow rocket and lettuce ready for the summer. You can also sow flowering companion plants in your veg patch.

Garden maintenance

If your lawnmower is still covered in cobwebs, it’s time to give your lawn the first cut of the season. Remove all the moss and weeds you can before sprinkling grass weed and feed to help it along. And remember to keep any bird feeders and baths topped up to keep them fed as they raise their young.

While the weather is still a bit changeable, you can still get pretty mucky in the garden. So what better way to protect your clothes than by pulling on a pair of 3 Donkeys 2-into-1 ladies coveralls? 

Protect yourself with 3 Donkeys coveralls

Our equestrian customers are already wearing our Dartmoor coveralls for yard and stable work to give complete all-weather protection out and about – but you don’t have to work in stables to use them. Whatever outdoor work you’re doing, our range of coveralls makes it much easier to do the dirty jobs. 

Our Classic coveralls give you complete dry weather protection and come with large, ballistic nylon patches to keep your knees dry. And if you’re pottering in the garage, greenhouse, or elsewhere in the dry, then our Original Coveralls can protect you from all sorts of dust, dirt, and grime.

Whatever jobs you’re doing and wherever you’re doing them over the Royal Coronation weekend, our 3 Donkeys coveralls have got you covered. All our coveralls are in stock and ready to buy online today. But if you have any questions about them, just ask. Call us on 01837 658 328 or email: sales@3donkeys.co.uk today, and we’ll be happy to help.


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