green fingers


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green fingers

pl n
(Horticulture) considerable talent or ability to grow plants. US and Canadian equivalent: green thumb
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Noun1.green fingers - a special ability to make plants growgreen fingers - a special ability to make plants grow
metier, speciality, specialty, forte, strong point, strong suit, long suit, strength - an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
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WITH a natural stream meandering through the garden, this property is ideal for the family with green fingers.
Now fed-up residents on Gillingham Road are fighting back with a committee called Grindon Green Fingers, turning the no-man's land into a community garden.
Green fingers cultivate the sky with implements of song, in an action as deliberate as listening for water.
The youngsters used a pounds 50 grant from Action Earth, funded by supermarket Morrison's, to buy seeds, pots, compost and tools for their Little Green Fingers project.
Plants can really make a decor scheme, but if you've not got green fingers, faking it is the next best thing
From the neglected back alley to the high rise towerblock, this exhibition will show how green fingers and green thinking can help transform city spaces into urban oases.
If you consider yourself to have green fingers, visit yougrowgirl.
Directed by Nigel Cole, "Saving Grace" tells the story of Grace Trevethan (Brenda Blethyn) who, facing destitution after her husband's untimely death, is forced to turn her green fingers to enterprise.
We would like to express our gratitude to Yorkshire Water for its One Million Green Fingers Campaign which 'lit the blue touch paper' with a hugely generous donation of volunteer time, resources and materials.
GREEN FINGERS Pupils from Belsay First School join their headteacher Christine Corbett to accept their award from Northern Gas Networks, Duncan Lawton
The former Miss Northern Ireland and Blue Peter presenter was helping London schoolchildren to launch Npower's Little Green Fingers campaign.