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  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    PG I think apples are good for the lungs. Maybe years ago when we paid for Doctor to visit we threw apples at him when he came for his fee...I'll get my coat image

    Salino that was funny image

  • GardenGrower11GardenGrower11 EnglandPosts: 305

    Apples have particularly healthy and life-affirming properties when consumed in the form of cider.



  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    Sorry if I repeated yor info thrifty, just remembered it was in one of my witchy books!

  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 9,611 do grapes or so I am led to believe anywayimage

  • That's ok Rosemummy glad you mentioned it again , I thought it was me who had remembered it wrong while no-one else seemed to have heard of it. Maybe there is some truth in it then lol

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    ...and bananas are good for the heart muscles; and I think that is the truth, not an urban mythimage

  • GardenGrower11GardenGrower11 EnglandPosts: 305

    Phillipa....yes, same principle of course. And both count towards your five a day.

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,991

    In Scotland it is a rowan tree that keeps the witches away.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,078

    Must admit, not heard a lot of these. I was told by an old gardener that gardening was not a hobby but a life style and the most content people in the world are gardeners

    Can't argue with that




  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    ...and also the most frustrated at times!

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