Every week during the Lockdown, W Yorks HPS member Kathy Howard will produce a horticultural quiz to keep our minds fresh. The answers (no cheating please!) will be attached to the following week’s quiz questions.
Quiz week one
1. Which road in Bethnal Green is host to one of London’s most famous flower markets?
2. Which English writer and poet wrote ‘the fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure’?
3. ‘Always alive’ is the translation of the Latin name of which hardy succulent?
4. Which British prime minister is remembered on ‘Primrose Day’ on the 19th April each year?
5. ‘Diana Clare’, ‘Victorian Brooch’ and ‘Trevi Fountain’ are all varieties of which Spring flowering perennial?
6. Which author’s books include ‘The Curious Gardener’ and ‘The Tulip’?
7. Which fragrant bell-shaped flower is the national flower of the former State of Yugoslavia and Finland?
8. Which plant was known as the ‘Candlewick Plant’ or ‘Hag’s Taper’ due it is old use for making lamp wicks?
9. The Lost Gardens of Heligan began being restored in which decade?
10. Which flower’s name derives from Greek mythology, wherein a beautiful youth was turned into a flower whilst entranced by his own reflection?