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Country Gardener Crossword


Country Gardener’s exclusive gardening crossword will test your horticultural knowledge and general brainpower for those moments when it’s time to rest from the gardening. Once you have completed the crossword, re-arrange the letters in the shaded boxes to find a well known West Country Landmark. The lucky winner will receive two quality gardening books: The Manor Reborn (BBC Books), the transformation of Avebury Manor and The Perfect Plot by Kim Sayer. Send the two word answer to Country Gardener Crossword, Mount House, Halse, Taunton. Somerset TA4 3AD to arrive by Friday 29th March. The solution to the Spring crossword is at the end of the Time Off section. Across 1. Acer found on Canadian flag (5) 4. Tall pillar which tapers as it rises (7) 9. Organic matter (5) 12. Popular colourful summer plant with large head which can grow to 6ft and more (9) 14. Wet garden (3) 15. A problem sap sucking insect (5) 17. Wrap round dress often with floral design (6) 19. Large variety of garlic (8) 22. ____ dragon (4) 23. Home sweet home for bees (6) 25. Basic cottage for single gardeners (5) 27. Popular annual flower with single or double buds and clove-like scent (5) 28. The national stone of Australia (4) 30. ”Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the _____” Helen Keller (5) 32. Genus of 120 species of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae (7) 34. Romantic poet whose home was in Nether Stowey, Somerset (9) 37. Wild goat also also known as a steinbock (4) 38. Evergreen coniferous tree (3) 39. Used to tell time in the garden (7) 40. Frame for supporting climbing plants (7) 41. Potato _____, common disease (5) 46. Greek god of beauty (6) 48. Sweet ___ (3) 49. Cross between the blackberry and raspberry (8) 52. ___ Parsley, another name for wild chervil (3) 53. The classification of plants (8) 55. Small wood (5) 56 ‘Led up the garden ____‘ (4) 57. Old fashioned word for worm (4) 62. Plant variety developed by cultivation (8) 63. Trees which shed leaves every year (9) 66. ‘Capability’ _____ garden designer (5) 67. Flowers long associated with remembrance (7) 68. Tree varieties found a lot in Scotland (6) Down 1. Romantic plant which grows on ‘host trees’ (8) 2. Genus of pine trees (5) 3. Get some formal help in the garden (5) 5. A pollinating insect (3) 6. Milky _____ pest control specially against beetles(5) 7. Funny ditch? (2-2) 8. Famous London park (4-4) 10. _____berry, cross between a raspberry and blackberry (5)


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11. _____ Tongue, evergreen fern (5) 13. Tibetan plant hunter Frank Kingdon ____ (4) 16. Variety of colourful brassica (5) 18. _____ Bilbao – herb known to help circulation (5) 20. Luton ___ walled garden was designed by Capability Brown (3) 21. Grow your own vegetables have this in abundance (5) 24. The most ancient of trees (3) 25. Van Gogh's, Flowers in a ____Vase (4) 26. Describing a plant which can last all year (5) 29. ____ peas a variety of popular garden vegetable (4) 30. Tree foliage (6) 31. A plant from different sources (6) 33. They are called Mary's gold because they were considered to be the Virgin Mary's flowers (8) 35. Hawaiian garland of flowers (4) 36. Small stream or brook (4) 38. A useless or unfinished structure (5) 39. Medicinal plant also called bean herd (6) 42. Main root of any plant (7) 43. A collection of trees composed of conifers (7) 44. Prefix for homestead in Cornwall (3) 45. Lutyens garden in Ballinakill, Ireland (7) 47. ____ garden – monastery garden (4) 48. Prolific custard apple (6) 50. Relating to science of plants (9) 51. Circular free-standing structures, home to pigeons or doves (8) 52. _____ Hill T.E. Lawrence’s Dorset home and garden (5) 54. Minalk _______, spectacular open air Cornwall venue (7) 58. Blackthorn fruit used to make a gin drink (4) 59. Disease of trees and shrubs are caused by fungi Venturia (4) 60. Gardening by the ____- lunar planting of seeds (4) 61. English trees currently hit by dieback (3) 64. World Health Organization initials (3) 65. Fluid produced by trees (3)


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