In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- These include busy lizzie, verbena, lobelia and antirrhinum, all of which need warmth to germinate, 15-18'C / 60-65'F, and will need to be potted up and grown on before planting out at the end of May.
- Antirrhinum species grow best in a fertile, moist, humus-rich soil in a sunny position.
- The weather has been kind so far with warm days and reasonably mild nights, so even the annuals such as antirrhinum and impatiens are managing to stay fresh and full of buds and blooms.
- There's Tutti Frutti, a new lupin with bicoloured flower spikes, Tequila Sunrise, a bronze foliaged antirrhinum, and Creme Brulee, a new phlox, all from Thompson and Morgan.
- The colourful, fat tubular flowers of the Antirrhinum, with their snapping 'dragon mouths', have long held a fascination for small children.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.