In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Also known as meadow saffron, they look good naturalised in turf, in the rock garden, at the front of a border or under an apple tree.
- There is a large patio surrounded by a raised rock garden at the back of the house.
- The enthusiastic Carson took the outdoors theme quite literally planting live pine trees and building a running stream and rock garden - complete with fish - inside his showroom.
- A few strategically placed stones and it would have made an excellent rock garden.
- The tiny, tuft-forming Alpine poppy with flowers of white, yellow and zingy orange looks delightful in amongst the mat and cushion-forming plants of a rock garden.
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.