So how did you do?
The answers to our Norfolk vs Suffolk Christmas Quiz and Charlotte Philcox’s Gardening Quiz Norfolk vs Suffolk - the Christmas quiz from Margaret Brecknell
1 ( n), 2 ( c), 3 ( q), 4 ( o), 5 ( s), 6 (t), 7 ( i), 8 ( h), 9 ( r), 10 ( l), 11 ( f), 12 ( a), 13 ( p), 14 ( d), 15 ( e), 16 ( m), 17 ( g), 18 ( j), 19 ( k), 20 ( b).
Charlotte Philcox’s Great Gardening Quiz
ANSWERS: 1 a) Monty Don b) Charlie Dimmock c) James Wong d) Geoff Hamilton
2 a) Juniper b) Cork c) Balsa 3 Norwich: The Plantation Garden
4 a) Lady Gaga: 19 species of ferns carry the name Gaga - there are several reasons for this, including the fact that they are supposed to look like one of her stage costumes, and have a distinct DNA sequence which spells ‘GAGA’. b) Dr Who - no. c) Mr Bean - no. d) ‘Star Wars’ baddie Darth Vader has a suitably dark coloured begonia, Begonia darthvaderiana, named after him. e) Kate Winslet - no, but she actually has a beetle named after her, Agra katewinsletae. f) Oscar the Grouch, from TV’s ‘Sesame Street’ has been commemorated in the name of an orchid, Stelis oscargrouchii. g) Johnny Cash - no, but there was a tarantula spider named after him, Aphonopelma johnnycashi. h & j) Actress Helen Mirren and comedian Bill Bailey both have carnivorous tropical plants named after them, Nepenthes ‘Helen’, and Nepenthes ‘Bill Bailey’. i) Beyonce - no, but she has a species of horsefly named for her, Scaptia beyonceae.
5 It’s called the Carolina Reaper, and measures 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units, which is the measure used to describe the heat of chillis.
6 a) Antarctica b) canter c) Antirrhinum d) elephant e) Santa f) mantra g) antiperspirant h) Adam Ant i) Canterbury j) Agapanthus k) triumphant l) currants m) pants n) antlers o) shanty p) pantomime
7 a) sea holly b) medlar c) rhubarb d) purple sprouting e) primrose f) bearded iris ( as it’s Christmas, if you got ‘iris’, that will do)
8 a) Raspberry and blackberry b) Blackcurrant and gooseberry
9 a) 4) b) 5) c) 3) d) 2) e) 1)
10 b) The Brussels sprout got its name after becoming popular in the Belgian capital in the 16th Century, but is actually thought to come from the area which includes Iran and Afghanistan.