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Gardeners' World - - Contents -

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1 It’s time to plant these showy tuber­ous favourites for sum­mer bed­ding (7) 7 An un­usual genus of ex­otic bloomers from South­ern Africa (6) 8 Com­mon name for acer (5) 9 Beard­less __ are one of the plea­sures of spring (6) 10 Al­nus cor­data is com­monly called __ alder (7) 12 __ bands around fruit trees pro­tect against win­ter moth (6) 14 Fruits of the vine (6) 16 Gar­den­ers should be­ware of this bac­te­rial in­fec­tion (7) 19 You may need this to pro­tect young plants from late frosts (6) 22 A bag of barley straw in the pond will dis­cour­age this (5) 23 A con­trolled-re­lease __ fer­tiliser could be spread around the base of plants this month (8) 24 Lib­er­tia chilen­sis is pop­u­larly called the New Zea­land __ flower (5)

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1 Watch young seedlings for signs of __ off (7) 2 Fruit of the rose (3) 3 __ herb­stii is also known as blood­leaf plant (7) 4 Keep dead­head­ing __ bulbs and bed­ding (6) 5 The hon­ey­suckle genus (8) 6 Latin name mean­ing creep­ing, as in Salix __ (6) 11 Genus of ex­otic suc­cu­lents that in­cludes the cen­tury plant (5) 13 __ cy­cla­men is a com­mon name for C. coum (7) 15 ‘__ de Oro’ is a daylily prized for its fra­grant yel­low blooms (6) 17 Lady’s – is one of many names for Con­va­l­laria ma­jalis (5) 18 ‘Queen of __ ‘ is a clas­sic tulip with dark ma­roon blooms (5) 20 Mix this with bread­crumbs and seeds to make fat cakes for birds (4) 21 Genista aet­nen­sis, or Mount __ broom, hails from Si­cily (4)

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