Good Neighbors: Season 3, Episode 4

I Talk to the Trees (1 Oct. 1976)
"The Good Life" I Talk to the Trees (original title)

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Tom and Barbara come under the influence of Mr Wakeley a local prize winning marrow grower. He explains to them the value of talking to your plants and vegetables. They decide to try it much to the derision of others in the neighborhood.

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Penelope Keith ...
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Noel Howlett ...
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Raymond Mason ...
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Tom and Barbara come under the influence of Mr Wakeley a local prize winning marrow grower. He explains to them the value of talking to your plants and vegetables. They decide to try it much to the derision of others in the neighborhood.

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The first time the Goods' allotment is shown. See more »

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Tom Good: Litterbug!
Barbara Good: Ratbag!
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References Paint Your Wagon (1969) See more »

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The Bandolero
Written by Leslie Stuart
Performed by Peter Dawson
(Tom plays this record for the plants)
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Douglas bean creates an impression.
20 August 2006 | by (Coventry, England) – See all my reviews

Mr Wakeley is an old man who owns the allotment next to Tom and Barbara's.

Although he seems quite dotty in his manner he is an expert gardener and confesses to his gardening neighbours that in order for his plants and crops to grow to their full potential, he often talks to them and plays them music on the radio. He even has names for them...and can tell Tom and Barbara a certain plants favourite tune and program.

At first the Goods write this off as being the demented talk of a senile but harmless old Joe, but on reflection, decide to try an experiment of plant talking themselves.

They plant three beans in three separate trays, one is left as a 'control' bean to grow on its own accord and merits. Another is derided, insulted and humiliated by Tom whereas the other is subjected to love, kindness and devotion from the increasingly maternal Barbara.

With the aid of a few old Peter Dawson gramophone records the experiment begins in earnest. Which bean will win? 'Control' bean, 'Useless' bean or Barbara's precious 'Douglas' bean?


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