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Christmas Quiz Answers

Here’s the answers to last week’s Christmas quiz. We hope you enjoyed the quiz, read on to see how well you did.

Christmas Gardens – Indoor and out

1. What effect does snow have on the soil below?
It can stop it from freezing. The soil beneath snow is typically 10 to 15C warmer than on the surface.

2. What Christmas plant grows high up on the branches of a host tree?
Mistletoe

3. Where do Poinsettia plants originate from?
Mexico

4. English Ivy (Ilex aquifolium) is dioecious. What does this mean?
Dioecious means that male and female flowers are on separate plants.

5.  What is the birth flower for December?
Narcissus

 

Christmas Food

6. What effect does frost have on parsnips and some other veg?
It makes them taste sweeter.

7. What is the first fully blight resistant tomato, exclusive to Suttons?
Tomato Crimson Crush

8. What red leaf vegetable is perfect for a winter salad?
Radicchio

9. What winter vegetable may you wrongly think has some connection to the Women’s Institute?
Jerusalem artichokes

10. Other than being a type of nut what is a chestnut?
A lump of hard skin that grows on the inside of a horse’s front legs

Christmas Trees

11. Who made Christmas trees popular in England?
Prince Albert

12. What are the 3 main types of real Christmas tree?
Spruce, Pine and Noble Fir

13. What type of real Christmas trees drops the least needles and so tends to be the most expensive?
Noble Fir

14. Who wrote a poem about the cultivation of Christmas trees?
TS Elliot

15. Which vitamin can be obtained from pine needles?
C

Christmas Music

16. How old is the carol The Holly and the Ivy?
The oldest written copy dates back to the early 1700s and is in the British  Museum.

17. Who wrote In the Bleak Mid-Winter?
Christina Rossetti

18. Who composed the Nutcracker Suite?
Tchaikovsky

19. Who was driving home for Christmas?
Chris Rea

20. What is the title of the world’s best-selling Christmas single@
White Christmas, Bing Crosby

 

Christmas Crackers

21. Where does Santa go when he’s feeling poorly?
To the elf centre

22. What is the most popular Christmas wine?
“I don’t want any Brussels sprouts!”

23. Why are Christmas trees no good at knitting?
They keep dropping their needles

24. Who do MI6 have to look out for at Christmas?
A mince spy

25. Why does Father Christmas need not one, not two but three gardens?
So he can ho, ho, ho.

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About Lis

Our Suttons Blog comes from Lis Wallace, Head of Customer Service here at Suttons since 2002. Living on the edge of Dartmoor Lis has a large and “somewhat tricky” garden split across several levels but with the bonus of a stream tumbling through and a large, fertile veg patch. Across the blog Lis will share some of the knowledge she has gained over the years from her father, from working at Suttons and also from her own trial and error. Storm the Jack Russell is bound to chip in now and then. That’s what terriers do!

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