"Garden as if you will live forever." William Kent (1685–1748)
 
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'Pure' gardening questions
Answers and notes
   

What colour is indicated by the species name argentea?

  B - silver (from Latin argentum)
A gold
B silver
C purple
  golden = aurea and purple = purpurea
   

In an NPK fertiliser, what element does the letter 'K' stand for?

  C - potassium (from Latin kalium)
A calcium
B phosphorus
C potassium
  N = nitrogen and P = phosphorus
   

Harry Wheatcroft was a renowned breeder of which type of plant?

  C = roses
A dahlias
B fuschias
C roses
   
   

 'Ailsa Craig', 'Alicante' and 'Big Boy' are varieties of which fruit?

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  tomato (correctly defined as a fruit)
   

Old gardener Adam adds lime before planting his cabbages. What happens to the pH value of his soil? Up or down? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

  UP ( pH7 is neutral, less than 7 = acidic and greater than 7 = alkaline. The scale runs from 0 to 14.)
   
 
'Plant-related' general knowledge (Do you see what we did?)
 
     
  Who wrote 'The Name of the Rose'?   C = Umberto Eco (Italian philosopher and novelist)
 
A Dan Brown
B Umberto Eco
C Alan Titchmarsh
 
     
  In 1967, which group was singing about 'Pictures of Lily'?   A = The Who (made #4 in the UK charts)
 
A The Who
B The Beatles
C The Rolling Stones
 
     
  Blackpool FC play in orange shirts. Which of the following is one of their nicknames?  

C = The Tangerines

 
A The Mandarins
B The Satsumas
C The Tangerines
  (also 'The Seasiders' and 'The 'Pool')
     
 

Which tree is associated with the actor that played TV's historical character Edmund Blackadder? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

  Rowan (Atkinson)
     
 

Which fruity sounding actor starred in ‘Some like it hot’ alongside Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

  Jack Lemmon
     
 

Which Brummy comedian had a funky moped in 1975?

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  Jasper Carrott (The song 'Funky Moped' made #5 in the UK charts)
     
 
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