In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It is a good time to buy and plant conifers and evergreens, summer-flowering bulbs and dahlia tubers.
- Gymnosperms, including conifers, gingkoes, and cycads, were very numerous, as were ferns and horsetails.
- One of our neighbours has had to have the tree men round to take down a big conifer as they were worried it was going to blown down onto the road.
- Some dwarf conifers, such as bird's nest spruce, grow very slowly, as little as an inch per year.
- They do not need a wall and are happy to scramble over heathers, conifers, trees or hedges.
- It contains narcissi and a slow-growing conifer, which will soon be too big.
- Juniper is one of Britain's three native species of conifer and is evergreen with short spiny leaves.
- Dogwoods and conifers were carefully planted to create a dramatic, modern Scottish garden with a pretty waterfall at the bottom.
- They usually perch in the open at the very top of a conifer or snag or in a small tree.
- Evergreen trees, including many conifers, support more leaf area than deciduous trees in the same environment.
- There are scores of richly coloured evergreens and conifers too.
- Originally from China, it is one of the planet's oldest species and is a conifer despite its maidenhair fern-like leaves.
- Astonishingly though, it's a conifer and is one of the oldest surviving tree species on earth.
- Most conifers and a few hardwoods, such as sweetgum and tuliptree, have excurrent forms.
- The famous giant redwood is a large evergreen conifer, whereas, in contrast, the dawn redwood is a deciduous conifer.
- Dense shade can also occur under trees with dense foliage such as Norway maples and some conifers.
- Tree nests are located on the branch of a mature conifer, up to 150 feet off the ground.
- One damaged chestnut tree and five mature conifers had to be removed.
- The hard, yellowish material is a fossil form of the sticky sap that oozes from trees such as pines and other conifers.
- Tolerant of cold winds and frost, its height makes it an ideal pot plant in a mixed bed of carpeting heathers and ground-covering conifers.
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