Cross­word

Put down your trowel, pick up a pen and ex­er­cise those brain mus­cles in­stead…

Gardeners' World - - Contents -

ACROSS

1 Use a soft brush to hand __ flow­ers of peaches (9) 7 It’s a good time to __ pota­toes to en­cour­age ear­lier crops (4) 8 You could raise this leafy salad sta­ple in a pot for early pick­ings (7) 9A dried grape (6) 10 A hon­ey­suckle and a rose are among the plants named af­ter hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ist Gra­ham __ (6) 12 __ men­ziesii is com­monly called pick­aback plant (7) 15 __ lily is a name for Lil­ium longi­flo­rum (6) 17 This mi­cronu­tri­ent is es­sen­tial for the for­ma­tion of healthy plant cells (5) 19 Genus of shrubs also known as spin­dle (8) 21 ‘Golden __’ is a pop­u­lar hosta with yel­low-rimmed leaves (5) 22 Ev­er­green flow­er­ing shrub na­tive to New Zealand (4) 23 Straw­berry black __ is a risk in frosty weather (3) 24 Th­ese fra­grant favourites could prob­a­bly do with a prune (5)

DOWN

1 Cover soil with this to warm it ready for early sow­ing (9) 2 Genus of suc­cu­lents known as liv­ing stones (7) 3 Ele­cam­pane is one of many names for __ he­le­nium (5) 4 The maple genus (4) 5 Viper’s bu­gloss is a name for __ vul­gare (6) 6 Now’s the time to lift and __ con­gested clumps of snow­drops (6) 11 Tool for cut­ting awk­ward ar­eas of grass (8) 13 Clianthus puniceus is also known as __ claw (7) 14 Sow seed of hardy __ now for early blooms (7) 16 Crowns of __ plants may need the pro­tec­tion of a thick mulch of bark (6) 18 Cuts, or gath­ers, a crop (5) 20 The bright yel­low blooms of __ eu­ropaeus can be seen in late win­ter (4)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.