Meaning of green fingers in English:

green fingers


plural noun

informal British
  • Natural ability in growing plants.

    North American term green thumb

    • ‘you really do have green fingers’
    • ‘orchids are the supreme test for green fingers’
    • ‘Running a garden centre requires special skills, and is also very labour intensive as anyone with green fingers will know.’
    • ‘The sunny south-westerly garden should appeal to those with green fingers.’
    • ‘Hemant himself loved gardening and was born with green fingers.’
    • ‘I need to do quite a lot of digging and planting very soon, but I really haven't got green fingers.’
    • ‘Everyone from five to 95 can get involved and nobody is so busy or lacking in green fingers that they can't plant a window-box.’