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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 63,954

    I find it helps to find out what the latin or greek name means - it will be descriptive of something which is typical of the plant - and that helps me to remember the name.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • the  way I use to learn was by writing a diary every day about the flowers or plants I had seen .The common name first then Latin etc.This way you you learn and enjoy the writing about your observations,simple but effective.Ilex Aquifolium.image

  • I have a nice book that is called something like Latin for plant lovers, I found it in a charity shop. It tells you what words like glauca mean. I'll check out the name for you, I use it a lot.
  • Just found a guide on Dave's Garden where you can check what the Latin descriptions mean, won't help you remember the full name, but at least you will know what the description means.
  • Found my book, it is called Gardeners Latin by Bill Neale, very pretty picture on the front. It's got an inscription inside 'to Mary from Heather 1997'. I wonder who they were and if Mary enjoyed the book as much as I do! It's described as a lexicon.
  • Thanks so much guys for your help. I did the test on Tuesday and I got 103 out of 105!!! Chuffed to bits! Yeeeeeha! Now I have 30 more to learn.......image

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,873

    Congratulation! The next 30 should be a doddle after that!

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    Well doneimage

  • Thanks Kate1123 and BUsy-Lizzie!image


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