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Book 6 Page 13
Iím not good with plants
Iím not good with plants ,
I havenít got that green thumb.
I keep putting them in the shade
when apparently they really need the sun.
I give them water
from January to December
but usually only when
And so they keep dying
like you wouldnít believe.
Wilting their tearful crispy
all brown leaves.
Iíve been told ďnow only so much water for this type
and so much for that,Ē
but when it comes to plants it seems
I just havenít got the knack.
Now donít get me wrong, I like them in my
house and in the garden,
but inevitably they start out green and lush and finish up
brown and hardened.
Itís as though those plants have something against me.
I donít think I couldnít even raise a weed!
Itís just a bad combination,
flora and me.
Iím just no good with plants,
with me they donít stand a chance.
I just havenít got the Ďgreen thumbí so they die,
ever single one.
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