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1. The berries from which Conifer tree are used to make Gin?
2. What plant with a pet in the name is renowned for its brightly coloured woody stems in winter?
3. What is the national flower of Nepal? Clue. It is a well known flowering shrub grown in woodland gardens?
4. What large tree is often found close to historic stately homes in the UK, that is native to the Levant region of the Middle East?
5. Which one of the following is a 'true Lily' - Asiatic Lily, Calla Lily, Water Lily?
6. Which tree could be called a bit of a cry baby?
7. What was the name of the female garden designer that created many of the gardens for buildings designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens? Clue her brother was friends with author Robert Louis Stevenson, who used their family surname for one of his characters.
8. African and French are both varieties of which bold annual flower?
9. Which late season flower is one of China's 'Four Gentlemen', the other three being; plum blossom, orchid and bamboo?
10. Munchmore, Summer Dance, Fanfare, Diva and Jogger are types of which garden vegetable?
2. Dogwood. RHS Harlow Carr uses them in their winter garden. Various varieties have woody stems that are yellows, reds, oranges and purples.
4. Cedar of Lebanon. This become a popular tree to plant by the landed gentry in their gardens in the 18th Century. If you watch Great British Bake Off you will notice one next to the house that is used as a backdrop to the baking marquee.
5. Asiatic Lily. It is the only one that is part of the Lilium group of plants.
6. Weeping Willow
7. Gertrude Jekyll. She designed over 400 gardens in the UK, Europe and the USA and was part of the Arts & Craft movement. She died aged 89 in 1932. The character was Dr Jekyll in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
9. Chrysanthemum. It is symbolic of nobility.