Dear Readers, at this time of year I am always grateful for trees that keep their leaves through the winter, providing shelter for birds and insects and a touch of green when everything else is so grey. But I am not always sure what I’m looking at, and so this week I thought I’d challenge us all to see how many evergreen plants we can identify. I’m making this multiple choice, as who has time in the run up to Christmas to mess about? Let’s see how we get on.
As normal (if I can get it right this week for a change), you will have until 5 p.m.UK time next Friday (10th December) to submit your answers in the comments, and as usual I shall make them disappear as soon as I see them. Answers will be posted on Saturday 11th December.
So, if you think that the plant in photo 1 is a yew, your answer is 1) A).
C) Cedar of Lebanon
D) Lawson Cypress
E) Norway Spruce
F) Scots Pine
I) Strawberry Tree
L) Cherry Laurel