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?
3. Where do Poinsettia plants originate from?
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?
6. What effect does frost have on parsnips and some other veg?
It makes them taste sweeter.
8. What red leaf vegetable is perfect for a winter salad?
9. What winter vegetable may you wrongly think has some connection to the Women’s Institute?
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
11. Who made Christmas trees popular in England?
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?
14. Who wrote a poem about the cultivation of Christmas trees?
15. Which vitamin can be obtained from pine needles?
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?
18. Who composed the Nutcracker Suite?
19. Who was driving home for Christmas?
20. What is the title of the world’s best-selling Christmas single@
White Christmas, Bing Crosby
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.