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It's probably the best plant food in the world.

A GARDENER used Carlsberg lager to water a plant and was amazed when it shot up to 12ft in height in just a fortnight.

Now Graham Ilett, 45, claims his favourite tipple is probably the best plant food in the world.

He started using the beer to trap slugs, which were attacking his New Zealand flax plant.

But he soon realised that the flax was thriving - flowering for the first time since it was planted five years ago.

Graham, of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, said: "If you ask me if the Carlsberg made it grow, I'd say 'probably'."

A spokesman for Carlsberg said: "We've said for years that Carlsberg is probably the best lager in the world - but we didn't mean the plant world."
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Date:Jul 12, 2000
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