Crossword

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Gardeners' World - - Contents -

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1 __ cog­gy­gria, or smoke tree, is prized for its au­tumn colour (7) 7 An­other name for er­i­cas (6) 8 Tall, slen­der-leaved grasses found in wa­ter or marshes (5) 9 __ lae­vis has large, blue, corn­flower-like blooms (8) 12 ‘Aure­o­marginata’ is a pop­u­lar va­ri­ety of Daphne __ (5) 13 This genus of peren­ni­als, with fluffy, plume-like pan­i­cles, likes moist, shady con­di­tions (7) 15 Plant win­ter __ in gut­ter­ing or grow­ing bags (6) 18 This creamy-coloured root veg should be ready to lift (7) 20 Pachysan­dra ter­mi­nalis is also called Ja­panese __ (6) 21 Stems that grow along the ground, pro­duc­ing new roots and shoots at nodes (7) 22 The mint genus (6) 23 Chil­dren should be en­joy­ing the fruits of __ chest­nut (5)

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1 Keep har­vest­ing th­ese orange root veg­eta­bles (7) 2 A name for tri­folium (7) 3 Genus of trees and shrubs also known as tu­pelo (5) 4 Check stan­dard roses and shorten long __ (6) 5 Con­struct­ing a fruit __ will keep large pests away from crops (4) 6 Pak __ or Chi­nese cab­bage are great for sal­ads and stir-fries (4) 10 Salvia __ is grown for its bril­liant-scar­let blooms (9) 11 Handy tool for chop­ping wood (3) 13 Latin name mean­ing rough, as in Hy­drangea __ (6) 14 ‘Villa __ ’, a Ja­panese maple, is named af­ter a fa­mous Ital­ian botan­i­cal gar­den (7) 16 Pick th­ese fruit favourites now be­fore they blow down (6) 17 It’s a good time to __ a com­pacted lawn (6) 19 A small bunch of flow­ers (4)

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