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green fingers

A figurative trait attributed to someone who is a skilled gardener. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. My mom can keep any plant alive, even ones that I've nearly killed—she seriously has green fingers.
See also: finger, green

ˌgreen ˈfingers

(British English) (American English a ˌgreen ˈthumb) if you have green fingers, you are good at making plants grow: I do envy you your green fingers. Your garden always looks so beautiful.
See also: finger, green
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Organised by Tynedale Council, the Green Fingers Campaign aims to support and encourage local schools to take an interest in the environment, habitats, disposal of waste and recycling within the district.
If you have green fingers, enjoy being outdoors and have a few hours a week to spare, Ty Hafan want to hear from you.
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PRETTY AS A PICTURE: Landlady Jean Turner's green fingers helped Guisborough's Abbey Inn win a top flower prize in September 1983.
The Green Fingers Campaign, organised by Tynedale Council, aims to encourage schools in the area to take an interest in the environment, habitats, waste disposal and recycling.
TV GARDENER Diarmuid Gavin got a helping hand from a budding young green fingers yesterday.
WORKERS at Jaguar Land Rover Company Vehicles in Gaydon are getting time off to cultivate green fingers for charity.
Thankfully for us, it's not all gardening and green fingers.
They have been invited to join Yorkshire Water''s One Million Green Fingers initiative to create a sustainable garden.
The award-winning Norris Green Fingers project had a pounds 3,000 cash boost from Liverpool Primary Care Trust (PCT), as part of the organisations 5-A-DAY initiative.
Andrew Barratt, marketing manager at Peter Barratt's, said: "It's always great for us to help budding gardeners discover their green fingers.
PRISONERS are putting their green fingers to good use to help the Special Olympics.
They joined forces with volunteers from Yorkshire Water's One Million Green Fingers trust programme.
BUDDING young gardeners proved to have green fingers when they helped create a wildlife area in a community garden.
STOCKBRIDGE village residents are keeping their green fingers crossed after a visit from North West in Bloom judges.