Garden Crossword 1

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Garden Crossword 1

by Eddie James
(gardening theme with a mixture of straight and easyish cryptic clues)

Grid for Garden Crossword 1Across
6 A winter flowerer, which, we hear, has green-brown hue (10)
8/24 Engaged girl’s popular summer bedder (4,6)
10 This weed can irritate the unwary gardener! (6)
11 Down-to-earth propagation technique? (8)
12 AA Travel can supply shrub with hollyhock-like flowers (8)
15 One sign of a worm and the French build a fortification! (6)
16 Half-hardy annual held by Jane, me, Sian (7)
17 White powdery coating of fungi, harmful to plants (7)
19 Hilda a variety of this showy perennial! (6)
21 Collection of stony figures in a formal garden (8)
22 Tool for the pushy sort of weeder? (5,3)
24 See 8
26 Small island hidden by arabis leaves (4)
27 Like leaves of e.g. Euonymus fortunei ‘Silver Queen’ (10)

Down
1 Deciduous tree – spread on the brassica plot? (4)
2 Footwear ruined by hose! (4)
3 Rhododendron, strictly speaking (6)
4 Heavy, sticky soil (4)
5 One Ribes variety is Candytuft! (6)
7 Modest countryside home giving its name to an informal type of garden (7)
9 Just one of Van Gogh’s famous bloomers! (9)
13 Summer bedders make a mug stare (9)
14 Heather – or another girl (5)
15 This eastern country helps make mulch in abundance! (5)
18 Deciduous shrub: the species gracilis has pure white flower clusters (7)
20 With which rocks may be spotted (6)
21 Asher’s broken trimmers (6)
23 A source of honey, some chives (4)
24 Vegetable grown to win prizes in Staffordshire? (4)
25 Holly’s in Brazil, exploring! (4)

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