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Solve the clues and fill in the grid, then send it to us – you could win an Elho Pure Rain­drop rain bar­rel! The en­try form is over­leaf En­ter this month’s crossword and you could win a stylish Elho Pure Rain­drop Rain Bar­rel worth £245! The beau­ti­ful Pure Rain­drop from Elho has won sev­eral lead­ing de­sign prizes – and its user-friendly fea­tures make it easy to har­vest and utilise rain­wa­ter. The in­te­grated wa­ter­ing can au­to­mat­i­cally fills up when it rains, and you can eas­ily re­fill the can us­ing the tap at the bot­tom of the bar­rel. When the rain bar­rel is full, any ex­cess wa­ter just drains away via the drain­pipe. You can even at­tach a hosepipe to the Pure Rain­drop. With a ca­pac­ity of 70 litres, the teardrop­shaped bar­rel is com­pat­i­ble with all con­ven­tional cylin­dri­cal drain­pipes (7.5cm max di­am­e­ter) and it’s easy to at­tach. l For in­for­ma­tion about Elho prod­ucts visit www.elho.com or Face­book/elho

CLUES ACROSS

1 Bud of Mediter­ranean bush Cap­paris spinosa pickled for kitchen use (5) 4 Wide genus of which ben­jam­ina is called ‘weep­ing fig’ (5) 6 Protea-re­lated tree and shrub genus some­times known as Aus­tralian hon­ey­suckle (7) 7 Term used of soil with a pH value un­der 7 (4) 8 King - - - - - - V, 20th-cen­tury UK monarch and cul­ti­var of both hy­drangea and pen­ste­mon (6) 11 ‘- - - - - -’ of Llandaff, pop­u­lar bright red dahlia with very dark fo­liage (6) 12 Round un­der­ground stor­age or­gan of a plant such as tulips (4) 15 Com­mon name for eu­ca­lyp­tus and var­i­ous other re­lated gen­era (3,4) 16 Ja­panese an­gel­ica tree, Aralia - - - - -, es­pe­cially prized in its var­ie­gated form (5) 17 Pho­tinia fraseri ‘Red - - - - -’, cul­ti­var with the leaf colour of a red-breasted bird (5)

CLUES DOWN

1 - - - or arum lily, tuber­ous herba­ceous or ev­er­green zant­edeschia (5) 2 Rhodo­den­dron ‘Mary - - - - - - -’, named for fic­tional chil­dren’s nanny (7) 3 As­tran­tia ma­jor ‘- - - - Wed­ding’ – a 40th an­niver­sary mas­ter­wort? (4) 4 Culi­nary herb Foenicu­lum vul­gare grown for its aniseed tin­gle (6) 5 Cane or post to sup­port a plant (5) 9 Fruity, acidic-stalked peren­nial, Rheum rhabar­barum (7) 10 Ev­er­green Aus­tralian fuch­sia shrub that in­cludes ‘Dusky Bells’ (6) 11 Com­mon name for pur­ple-flow­ered ground-cover plant Ajuga rep­tans (5) 13 ‘Red - - - - -’, Ja­panese blood grass cul­ti­var and nick­name of fighter pi­lot von Richthofen (5)

14 Blech­num spi­cant – the hard or, es­pe­cially in US, - - - - - fern (4)

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