- adj. chiefly UK Having a seemingly natural gardening ability.
“Corporate plants in Eland House are now in need of some green-fingered friends to ensure their survival.”
“This large shop holds green-fingered titles galore, but also stocks a healthy selection of other books, along with some high-end kitchenware, jewellery, gifts, and home-grown blackcurrant jam.”
“The Observer's green-fingered guru on all things horticultural”
“It's easy to forget that before Ilkley's favourite son was a daytime chatshow colossus and racy novelist, Alan Titchmarsh was a humble, green-fingered horticulturist.”
“For the less green-fingered, this beautiful farm is only separated from bookworm-central Hay-on-Wye by a river.”
“Over the past few months, green-fingered youngsters at the Skipton school have also been cultivating carrots, peas and beans in four raised beds in a corner of the school's grounds.”
“This series finds the green-fingered sometime novelist visiting inspirational British gardens of history, this time fetching up in the 17th-century elegance of Hatfield House in Hertfordshire.”
“I'm very aware that to the green-fingered among you this may look like a very poor early specimen of borage and to others it may look like a weed, but let me tell you this is no ordinary borage.”
“Ten-year waiting lists to rent a tiny plot in inner-city community gardens are nothing unusual, and for some Brits, gardening has become so important that they speed date with a horticultural theme -- so-called "speed gardening" during which potential dates are judged by their green-fingered talents.”
“Here's what you can do to protect your garden antiques and outdoor furniture from 'green-fingered' thieves: Be aware of the limits of your home and contents policy and ensure you have adequate coverage for items which exceed that limit.”
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