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Orchid Lady

I'm serious  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?? 

Edd

They respond well to Thrash Metal, apparently. I bet the neighbours will love that.

Orchid Lady

Is that the scientific approach Edd 

Dovefromabove

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 

Clarington

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!

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Edd
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

Is that the scientific approach Edd 

Apparently so Tracey. It was on Mythbusters.

"Seven small greenhouses were set up on the M5 Industries roof. Four were set up with stereos playing endlessly looping recordings (as having the MythBusters actually talk to the plants could contaminate the samples with their expelled carbon dioxide): Two of negative speech, two of positive speech (Kari and Scottie each made one positive and one negative inducing soundtrack), a fifth with classical music and a sixth with intense death metal music. A seventh greenhouse, used as a control sample, had no stereo. The greenhouses with the recordings of speech grew better than the control, regardless of whether such talk was kind or angry. The plants in the greenhouse with the recording of classical music grew better, while the plants in the greenhouse with the recording of intense death metal grew best of all despite somewhat dying, because the battery died on one of the timers that was watering the plants."

Result = Plausible  

Heather Michaels

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) 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!!

Orchid Lady

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

Clarington

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

nutcutlet

Do some people not talk to their plants?

 

MrsGarden

few and far between I reckon nut 

Rosie31

Of course.  It would be impolite not to.

Sometimes they answer back! 

Steve 309

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

artjak

Apparently an experiment similar to that described above, but just involving music found that the music of Cliff Richards kills plants.

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Fairygirl

Doesn't surprise me art. I'd lose the will to live too...

I just threaten mine. Grow or you're out. 

Seems to work well enough 

artjak

FG, I do the same; 'you're not paying rent here, shape up or ship out!'

As to the music of Cliff Richards, I reckon those plants are topping themselves.

Fairygirl

art 

Yes - you have to be ruthless. If it's not doing the job - out it goes. Same with men....

artjak

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star gaze lily

Thats a relief, glad its not just me. Talk to all sorts of things.

Lol Cliff Richard music.............is it music