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Sorry for what is probably a really ridiculous question, but when people refer to the term 'in the green', what does it mean please?

I am new to gardening as you may guess...

Thanks in advance.


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,426

    "in the green" simply means in growth. As opposed to bulbs, shrubs, herbaceous plants being "dormant" .

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,426

    Welcome Longhead, sorry , forgot my manners


  • No need to apologize.  Many thanks for your answer.  It all makes sense now.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,466

    Welcome Longhead image    No problem with asking ridiculous questions here - if you don't ask how will you learn?  image  And it makes us look clever image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286

    It wasn't that long ago I was wondering what 'in the green' meant, bulbs always came in bags dormant as far as I knew. Plenty of articles about planting bulbs 'in the green', none took the time to explain what it meant. image

    Welcome Longhead23, they are good bunch here. image

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,550

    Hello Longhead23image

    Gardening is full of crazy words. My old dad used to talk about moving things "at the back end" and I always wondered about the back end of what.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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