- Do you know anything about growing plants?
- Do you keep plants at home?
- Did you grow any plants when you were young?
۱٫ Do you know anything about growing plants?
Well, people call me green-fingered. My granny maintained a big garden in her backyard, and I had a whale of time there during my holidays. I learnt the art of gardening from her. From planting seedlings, watering, and nurturing them with organic manure to pruning them, I learnt a great deal from her, and I’m on my own now. I have a big garden, and sometimes I help my friends to make one too.
۲٫ Do you keep plants at home?
Yes, I’ve got some indoors and outdoors. One interesting plant I grow indoors is the Desert cacti. Though many abhor it, I decided to try my hands on. It required some research and little effort. I grew it in a pot and watered it whenever the soil began to dry. It did pay me off by blooming after three years. It was such a pleasure!
۳٫ Did you grow any plants when you were young?
Yes. I helped my mum raise a bougainvillea. I enjoyed watering it, and we celebrated when it was in full bloom.
Green fingered (adj) – Having a seemingly natural gardening ability
Eg: Your Ixora is doing good. You must be green fingered.
Whale of time (noun phrase) – A very enjoyable experience
Eg: We had a whale of time in Mauritius.
Pruning (verb) – trim (a tree, shrub, or bush) by cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems, especially to encourage growth.
Eg: It is time to prune the roses.
Abhor (verb) – regard with disgust and hatred
Eg: He abhorred killing of animals.