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Amateur Gardening - - A Gardener’s Miscellany -

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1 ‘Eat­ing’ or ‘eater’ ap­ples are also known as ____ ap­ples (7)

6 Fer­tilised ovule, con­tain­ing an em­bry­onic plant, found in all flow­er­ing plants – and ap­ples! (4)

7 Some forms of cor­nus (dog­wood) and salix (wil­low) pro­duce a colour­ful red, yel­low or or­ange ____ in win­ter (4)

8 It is gen­er­ally ac­cepted that groups of plants in ___ num­bers look more nat­u­ral (3)

9 Com­mon name for the frax­i­nus tree (3)

10 This va­ri­ety of heuchera is also the short­ened form of Brazil’s for­mer cap­i­tal (3)

11 Also known as cost­mary (Tanace­tum bal­samita), this scented Eurasian peren­nial herb has but­ton-like yel­low flow­ers (7)

12 Quer­cus palus­tris is the ___ oak, while Prunus pen­syl­van­ica is the ___ cherry (3)

13 In the trug he found an ex­cla­ma­tion of dis­gust! (3)

14 The fer­tilised ovule of 6 across, is known as this

in ap­ples! (3)

15 This small quan­tity is the 9th let­ter of the Greek al­pha­bet, as in the cul­ti­var of dionysia: ‘Ewes­ley ____’ (4)

16 ‘Flower of ____’ is a cooking ap­ple, and the va­ri­ety which is be­lieved to have fallen on Isaac New­ton’s head (4)

17 Genus of peren­nial flow­er­ing plants, of­ten re­ferred to as the wind­flower (7)

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2 Twin­ing ev­er­green climb­ing house­plant with leath­ery leaves and clus­ters of highly fra­grant, tubu­lar white flow­ers (11)

3 Genus of flow­er­ing plants in the di­as­cia and neme­sia fam­ily, in­clud­ing the pur­ple bell vine (11)

4 Com­mon name for Nyssa aquat­ica, a large, long-lived tree that grows in the swamps and flood­plains of the south­east­ern US (5,6)

5 Large, ex­tinct ele­phant of the Pleis­tocene epoch, as in Hosta ‘Blue __’ and leek ‘___ Pot Leek’! (7)

9 This ap­ple is ap­pro­pri­ate! (7) (anag)

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