I’m glad the tricky first round of anagrams didn’t put you off! From the feedback I received from some of you, I seem to have set the bar quite high. However, when you see the answers I am sure you will agree that they weren’t really that difficult!
Here are the answers:
- pansies suit crocus (of a pheasant) Narcissus poeticus (Pheasant Eye)
- I burn brighter berries (prickly) Berberis thunbergii
- ant creosote (winter berries) Cotoneaster
- no play huts (not primroses) Polyanthus
- nesta, joke and weep (invasive) Japanese Knotweed
- a balanced, cosy chinchilla (Malteser?) Lychnis chalcedonica alba (Maltese Cross)
- fruitier soluble goulash (Corsica?) Helleborus argutifolius (Corsican Hellebore)
- aerial storm (of Peru?) Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lilly)
- Ooh heck, Alan (hummocks) Hakonechloa
- unhurt barnacle busters (commonly a drunken sailor?) Centranthus ruber albus (The white version of Red Valerian but has the common names of Drunken Sailor as well as Bouncing Bess for some obscure reason!)
Round Two – Cryptic Clues
The answer to each of these clues is the name of a wild flower or garden plant – (number in brackets is letters in each word).
One point for each correct answer
1. Musical instrument (5)
2. Bovine takes a tumble (7)
3. They seek him here – they seek him there (7,9)
4. Evergreen drink (9)
5. She’s close to her pupil (4)
6. The Universe as an ordered whole (6)
7. A new one sweeps clean (5)
8. Is it found at the Forge? (3,3,5)
9. Enclosure in criminal court for prisoner (4)
10. Having a right ding dong in the Emerald Isle (5,2,7)
Round Two answers and Round Three questions will be here on Wednesday.
An excellent Round One – well done ( which I didn’t!)
That`s a bit more like it, I can creep out of my dunce`s corner.
Better luck with this round Helen!