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Does anyone talk to their plants?

I'm serious image I once heard that Prince Charles talks to his plants and while gently persuading my sweet peas to be nice and grow for me outside, I wondered if was just me that was bonkers or is it a gardening thing?? imageimage



  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Is that the scientific approach Edd image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,989

    Well, I tell them they're looking gorgeous if they are, or try to be encouraging if they're not, and cuss at the deep rooted weeds as I get them out, so I reckon that you and HRH are in good company image

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

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Oh I talk to the plants all the time, and my trowel, the toaster, washing on the line...


    They're the only ones that'll listen!

  • I'm with you Clarington, I talk to inanimate objects all the time too (and curse occasionally when they get in way and/or I stub my toe on them)image But I talk to my plants as well, all the time. OH thinks I'm off my head and to be honest I don't know if it makes a blind bit of difference, but I'm not going to stop talking to them just in case they really can hear me!!image

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Well, I'm so relieved it isn't just me image I also speak to inanimate objects, especially when in the way, but I wasn't go to admit that until someone else didimage

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    It's okay Tracey, I'll be the first one to admit to being quirky! image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,361

    Do some people not talk to their plants?


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    few and far between I reckon nut 

  • Rosie31Rosie31 Posts: 483

    Of course.  It would be impolite not to.

    Sometimes they answer back!  image

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Yes.   It's when you hear them talking to you you know you're in trouble.

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