Quote of the Month

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.

~Mirabel Osler

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Quiz (02) and Answers to our Quiz (01)

QUIZ (02)
1. The cranberry, so popular in a sauce to go with the Christmas turkey, is known botanically as what?
a) Needlium
b) Injectium
c) Vaccinium
2. What would a gardener do with a dibber or dibble?
a) Scrape mud off spades and trowels
b) Make holes in compost from transplanting seedlings
c) Grade soil particles according to size
3. What is meant by a resistant vegetable variety?
a) A variety that is resistant to being attacked by pests or diseases
b) A variety that is not resistant to being attacked by pests and diseases
c) A variety that doesn't like being moved
4. The Royal Horticultural Society runs a large garden at Rosemoor. Which county is it in?
a) Kent
b) Devon
c) Warwickshire
5. What general term is given to the trees and shrubs whose leaves fall in autumn?
a) Deciduous
b) Evergreen
c) Ambidextrous
6. What is the popular name for the flowering house plant Impatiens walleriana?
a) Marguerite
b) Black-eyed Susan
c) Busy Lizzie
7. What is the name given to the technique of clipping trees and hedges into ornamental shapes?
a) Topiary
b) Bonsai
c) Renewal pruning
8. Why do gardeners practice crop rotation?
a) To grow bigger vegetables
b) To make the garden appear organised and efficient
c) To help prevent a build up of pests and diseases in the soil
9. Which part of a tree can be used to make cork?
a) The bark
b) Root tissue
c) Pulped seeds
10. The love apple is the original name for what?
a) Potato
b) Tomato
c) Quince

QUIZ Aswers (01)
1. Leylandi
2. Chile
3. Thyme
4. Cheshire
5. Koi
6. Vinca, a strain of the Periwinkle
7. Neutral
8. Fiction
9. A Rhubarb Forcer
10. Red

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