Thigh high wellies will only really be needed if you are wading into a garden pond to clean it, apart from that they will be perfect if you need thorough waterproofing and don’t require high flexibility.
With a recent flood of fashion wellies hitting the shops due to muddy music festivals becoming increasingly popular, it’s important for you to make certain that the material of your wellies is appropriate for your needs. Good, old-fashioned rubber is your best bet as they will be tough, supportive and durable enough to withstand the wear.
Grip-wise, if you are going to be knee-deep in mud down at the allotment, choosing wellies with an extra tread and an anti-split reinforced sole is highly recommended. That way you won’t be sliding around in the veggie patch.
And when you’ve worn out your wellies or want an upgrade, you can make your old ones into containers for your garden.