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7 Lily fam­ily rel­a­tive with star-shaped flow­ers, the wise men’s guide? (4,2,9) 10 Patch of ground – dis­posed of by auc­tion­eer (3) 12 Partly trim edel­weiss cov­ered in frost (5) 13 With love, this fruit be­comes a tomato! (5) 14 Plant with um­brella-shaped leaves – un­usual trade­mark topped and tailed (7) 15 Judy’s flo­ral ar­range­ment? (7) 17 Type of prop­a­gated shoot that’s an al­ter­na­tive to a cut­ting (5)

18 Birch tree rel­a­tive – needs a bit of hor­ti­cul­tural der­ris (5)

20 Genus of kiwi fruit vine – I put in anti-acid va­ri­ety (9)

21 Christ­mas rose is the ‘niger’ species of this plant (9) 23 Gar­den­ing ex­pert Klein’s Yule­tide of­fer­ing? (5) 25 The bram­ble genus – chafes round cen­tre of fruit (5) 27 Fruits of this conifer are used to flavour gin (7) 29 Shrub/tree with red, peel­ing bark – some­what pop­u­lar, but use­less (7) 31 Ce­real seed – re­quires good shower (5) 32 A rhodo­den­dron cul­ti­var ‘Muse of love po­etry’ (5) 34 A poi­sonous aconite’s un­usual fawn lobes (9) 36 Species name sig­ni­fy­ing plant comes from a Span­ish ar­chi­pel­ago (9) 38 Gets rid of gar­den stor­age build­ings? (5) 40 Cow­boys’ show of skill for Daboe­cia

cantabrica (5) 42 A fea­ture of ivy at this time of year (7) 44 Plant in Artemisia genus dis­torts worm gut! (7) 46 In tub, a sil­very sort of herb (5) 47 __ fir: stately Christ­mas tree that re­tains its nee­dles (5) 49 Fil­bert, a lit­tle diminu­tive (3) 50 Bloom­ing prickly plant at this time of year! (9,6)

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1 Af­ter cab­bage, it’s a Cordy­line plant (4) 2 An Abies fir that re­tains its nee­dles – name be­fore and af­ter ran­dom mix­ture (8)

3 Genus of suc­cu­lents with foul-smelling, starry flow­ers – palate is spoilt (8)

4 Dwarf rhodo­den­dron bred by 34 down – a help to Snow White (6) 5 Pure white Asi­atic lily, cen­tral Ital­ian re­gion (6)

6/30 A shade of lilac Dierama, sounds like a wild hy­acinth? (4,5) 7 Shoot – a bit of holly? (5) 8 Tall bold flower with ‘hairy’ fall petals (7,4) 9 Re­lat­ing to Ivy’s partly mulched, er, al­lot­ment (7)

11 Plant, genus Lep­tosper­mum, also called manuka (3,4) 16 It goes round… some car­rot (ori­en­tal) (5) 19 Hang down… a fleshy fruit with a stone, we hear (5) 20 The hol­ly­hock genus in coastal Cean­othus (5) 21 Plan­tain lily genus has to change (5) 22 Bushy fuch­sia with red/white flow­ers – ‘Pre­mium Bond Se­lec­tor’ (5) 24 Lily-like water plant and genus of bird’s-foot tre­foil (5)

26 A low-grow­ing plant of the Ajuga genus that might be blown (5)

27 Ev­er­green clema­tis with creamy-white flow­ers and pop­u­lar Christ­mas tune (6,5) 28 Wine ob­tained from On­tario, Jasper (5) 30 See 6 down 33 A lilac tulip in Ben­gali biome (5) 34 Percy, breeder of dwarf rhodo­den­drons – one of three Christ­mas vis­i­tors? (7) 35 Eg hol­low-tined tool for spik­ing lawn (7) 36 Fruit-tree flow­ers (8) 37 Genus of plants also called Alyssum – I ruin, sadly, in ex­tremes of ar­boreta (7)

39 Cam­pan­ula ro­tun­di­fo­lia is the __ blue­bell (6) 41 Adul­ter­ate… cen­tre of cab­bages in seed, per­haps (6) 43 Stops flower stalks (5)

45 Syringa ten­dril con­ceals ac­cess (4) 48 Plantswoman Chatto’s first com­pact dessert pear? (4)

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