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Flower Power Quiz 💐



The Royal Mail has revealed the first set of special stamps featuring King Charles III's silhouette — and they celebrate the green-fingered monarch's love of horticulture.

Working closely with gardening writer Naomi Slade, the 10 stamps feature striking photographs of flowers grown in UK gardens. Each bloom — including the Sweet Pea, Iris, Lily, Sunflower, Tulip, Peony, Rose and Dahlia — is set against a white background alongside their common names. The new stamps have been described by The Royal Mail as a "significant milestone in British philatelic history" because they are the first change of silhouette since 1968.


Here is an associated 'Flower Power Picture Quiz', just for fun. The aim is to identify each flower and answer each associated question. After every few questions, there is a song link to YouTube, to give the opportunity for a singalong. To make the session even more multi-sensory, have some flowers from the garden on hand to smell, arrange or draw.


Have fun! Some feedback would be great.





Idioms


Complete these well known phrases about flowers ...



Oops-a-DAISY


To sow the SEEDS of something


To take ROOT


Nip it in the BUD


A late BLOOMER

A shrinking VIOLET


A thorn in your SIDE


As fresh as a DAISY


To come out smelling of ROSES


To gild the LILY


Cut down the tall POPPIES


Common or garden VARIETY


Grasp the NETTLE


Lead someone up the garden PATH


Let the grass grow under your FEET


April showers bring May FLOWERS


In the flower of YOUTH


Rose-tinted SPECTACLES


Flower POWER


Green FINGERED







Flowers Of The Four Nations



Name these flowers of the four nations of the British Isles?




Read out this poem ...




Flowers which signify things



What do these flowers signify?

Are there any others?





Occasions on which you might need flowers



Name these occasions or uses for flowers.

Are there any others?




Time for a singalong - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-eclUz-RYI


Complete this saying ...


"Roses are ***, Violets are ****, Honey is ***** and so are ***."





Edible flowers



Name these edible flowers, flower parts & seeds?





Other things flowers give us



Name these other things flowers give us?





Other edible herbs



The first is a herb used in salads

Next is a herb used in Italian cookery

The next is a wild pungent flower and leaf which can be used instead of bulbs in cooking

Then we have a herb commonly used in stuffing

The next herb is used to make many varieties of sweets (and a sauce to go with roast lamb)

Finally, this herb tastes of aniseed and is used to make the French liquor Pastis




Time for a singalong - YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BakWVXHSug


What are their full Christian names?





TV & movies associated with flowers



Name these flower related TV shows & movies?





Famous gardeners



Name these famous gardeners?





Spring, Summer, Autumn Or Winter



Name these flowers & say which season they flower in?





Time for another singalong - YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm31Lni60LU


In which country is Amsterdam?




Name the artists



Name the artists?

Which of these was valued on 'The Antiques Roadshow' as being worth £1m?





'The Floral Dance', Terry Wogan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlH1af4siKQ


Which Cornwall town is this song associated with ('Flora Day' is 8th May there)?





Unusual flowers


​This flower is named after a bird?


​This flower colours differently according to soil acidity?


​A musical instrument is named after this flower?


​Kitchen gloves are named after this flower?


​A milk based product is named after this flower?


​A common or garden paint is named after this flower?


​Children tell the time with this flower?

&

A soft drink is made from it and another flower?


​Hold this under your chin and it can tell you if you like to eat something?


​This flower is often called 'The Butterfly Bush'?


​This flower flavours a chocolate bar?


​This flower provides us with a fabric?


​Children make chains with this flower?



Time for another singalong - YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl0ldpTlQkY


What do you call a bicycle built for two?




Extra bits & bobs


What are flowers which come back every year called?

What are flowers that last one year called?




What do the letters RHS, which come before the 'Chelsea Flower Show', stand for?




What is this green sponge, used for flower arranging, called?




What is a flower shop & worker called?




What group of people are associated with the 'Flower Power' movement?





And our final song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I0vkKy504U


What colour is the 'Golden Gate Bridge'?

What is the name of the nearby island prison?





Final songs


Time for another singalong - YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCED4g1dMTQ


Which animal is commonly called Buttercup?




Time for another singalong - YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfLU3Mv_O9w


Which Dickens novel had a character called Tiny Tim?




Time for another singalong - YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuP1JvOhNlA


What was their other hit song, which was used to advertise 'Cadbury's Roses'?




And another - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK-p8l8fdNE


Try and remember the flowers mentioned in the first line of the song?

What year did she win the 'Eurovision Song Contest'?





Final song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxSTzSEiZ2c


Which William Shakespeare play does the line "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" come from?





FINAL SINGALONG



'Eidelweiss', from 'The Sound Of Music' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc9dZfnbUMQ (Lyric video)


Which 'Sound Of Music' song has the lyrics "raindrops on roses"?





REFRESHMENTS



Here are some suggestions for refreshments ...




ANSWERS


Rose - England, Daffodil - Wales, Thistle - Scotland & Shamrock - Ireland


Forget-Me-Not - Memories

White Lily - Purity

Poppy - Remembrance Sunday


Rosemary - Remembrance

Red Rose - Love

Lotus Blossom - Sacred flower of Buddhism


Wedding, Birthday or other occasion e.g. Mother's Day

Christmas wreath, Funeral floral tribute

Pot pourri, Flower arranging

Christmas (Poinsettia), Wedding anniversary


Artichoke, Courgette (Americans call it Zucchini), Cauliflower

Broccoli, Vanilla (Orchid), Saffron (Crocus)

Sunflower (Seeds & Oil), Runner Beans


Honey, All of our fruit, Lavender Oil (aids sleep)

Chamomile tea, Butterflies (without flowers we wouldn't have any), Medicines (Digitalis from the Foxglove)


Chives, Basil, Wild Garlic

Thyme, Mint, Fennel


Paul Simon & Art (Arthur) Garfunkel


Parsley The Lion (from 'The Herbs)

'Bill & Ben' (and Little Weed)

'Day Of The Triffids', 1962

Hyacinth Bouquet (Bucket) ('Keeping Up Appearances')

Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries) (She always hands out Gladioli)

'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', 2011


Percy Thrower

Alan Titchmarsh

Charlie Dimmock

Monty Don

Diarmaid Gavin

King Charles 111


Bluebells - Spring

Snowdrops - Winter/Spring

Tulips - Spring

Winter flowering Pansies

Primrose - Spring

Geranium - Summer

Fuchsia - Summer

Agapanthus - Autumn

Cherry Blossom (Sakura) - Spring/Summer


Netherlands


'Sunflowers', Vincent Van Goch, 1888

'Water Lilies', Claude Monet, 1919

'Flowers', Andy Warhol, 1970

'Geometric Flowers', Clarice Cliff 1929

'Flower', Peter Carl Faberge, Lived 30th May 1846-24th September 1920


Heslton


Bird Of Paradise

Hydrangea (acid soil for blue flowers, alkaline for pink)

Viola

Marigold (Rubber gloves)

Carnation (Evaporated milk)

Magnolia (Paint)

Dandelion (the seed ball is called the 'clock')

Buttercup (If you hold it under your chin you like butter if it glows yellow)

Buddleia

Rosewater flavours 'Turkish Delight'

Cotton Flower

Daisy (Ask members to describe how to make a Daisy Chain)


Tandem


Perennial / Annual


Royal Horticulture Society


Oasis


Florist


Hippies


International Orange (originally it was an undercoat, but they realised it was highly visible in the fog) / Alcatraz


Cow


'A Christmas Carol'


'Thank You Very Much'


Snowdrops and daffodils / 1970


'Romeo And Juliet'


'My Favourite Things'





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