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CLUES ACROSS

1 In­sects said to ‘herd’ aphids for their hon­ey­dew (4) 7 Name com­monly given to the peren­nial Achil­lea mille­folium (6) 8 Botan­i­cal name for Mediter­ranean genus to which olives be­long (4) 9 Aro­matic hardy herb such as ‘Miss Jes­sopp’s Up­right’ (8) 10 ‘White - - - - -’, girl’s name given to dead­net­tle Lamium mac­u­la­tum (5) 12 In Scot­land, term used for turnips or English swedes (5) 15 Knau­tia-like genus of­ten with blue, mauve or white pin­cush­ion blooms (8) 18 Alias of Shake­speare’s Robin Good­fel­low ap­plied to snow­drop cul­ti­var (4) 19 - - - - - - fer­uli­fo­lia, golden yel­low Mex­i­can hang­ing bas­ket daz­zler (6) 20 The showy rock - - - -, sun-lover of he­lianthe­mum or cis­tus gen­era (4)

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2 Low-grow­ing, of­ten mauve Chilean bell flower or - - - - - - para­dox (6) 3 - - - - jas­mine, climb­ing tra­ch­e­losper­mum with stel­lar-shaped blooms (4) 4 Gera­nium lin­davicum, cranes­bill cul­ti­var – a Ro­many trav­eller (5) 5 - - - - - - cordi­fo­lia, hardy bor­der gi­ant with gyp­sophila-like flow­ers (6) 6 Mar­vel of Peru or - - - - o’clock plant – ex­otic Mirabilis jalapa (4) 11 Clam­ber­ing peren­nial, - - - - - scan­dens or cup and saucer vine (6) 13 Fish zo­diac sign for which a pink monarda cul­ti­var is named (6) 14 Ulex eu­ropaeus, spiny ev­er­green bear­ing pea-like golden blooms (5) 16 To en­cour­age sprout­ing of seed pota­toes be­fore plant­ing (4) 17 Short branch or twig bear­ing flower buds (4)

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