In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The project has included the replanting of the formal garden in front of the house using boxwood, roses, catmint, lavender and clematis.
- When planted behind catmint, dark-foliaged ‘Palace Purple’ heuchera makes the catmint's lavender-blue flowers stand out.
- Perennial flowering plants with strap-like leaves or grey foliage can withstand high temperatures well - for example catmint, dianthus, daylilies, lavender and liriope.
- Plants deer especially dislike include catmint, chives, lavender, sage, spearmint, thyme and yarrow-all useful and easy to grow in this area.
- Don't forget some herbs make great groundcover/hole fillers and thyme, oregano and catmint are ideal for planting in pockets.
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.