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Druggie Mother ??

Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,080

Looking through some old 1960's photographs recently of my mother holding her siamese cat ; she also had a pet canary which was fed on what was then 'Trill' birdfood ; I can't upload a picture , but I'll swear blind there's a cannabis plant growing behind her ! Amazing what seed they used to incorporate in bird food then .

(She can't be prosecuted though , died in 2009)!!!!


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,169

    cannabis was common in birdseed until what seems like recent times to an oldie like me. A popular excuse when the cops came round image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,080

    I remember it well , I was six-years old in 1961 when the picture was taken !

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,080

    No wonder canaries used to sing a lot image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,169

    image yeah.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Seriously nut? Cannabis in the Trill? image

    I was thinking it could have been a cleome.  My daughter loves winding me up by saying "Look, my mum's growing weed" to her friends when they come round.....and they believe her image.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,080

    Aaaahh , things ain't what they used to be !!!!!!!!!!! image

  • TooeyTooey Posts: 95

    Nan always threw out the left over trill into the front garden until my cousin asked her why she was growing cannabis! She was mortified! image

    Sounds like there was a lot of innocent weed growing in the '70s image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,024

    I used to work for Social Services ... I fed the birds outside my office window ... one summer we had quite a large 'hemp' plant growing in Social Services gardens image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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