Prog band or mushroom.. you decide

A gardening quiz asks readers to identify a rogue mushroom in a list of prog rock bands.

The Telegraph’s Great Gardening Quiz – compiled by Mark Diacono and Alan Titchmarsh – includes a question that pokes light-hearted fun at some of the more outlandish names adopted by prog groups.

Spock’s Beard and Helmet Of Gnats are among the bands to get a mention. The question reads: All of these are prog rock bands, apart from one, which is a mushroom. Which is the mushroom: Helmet of Gnats, Gandalf’s Fist, Cinnamon Navel, The Pineapple Thief, Spock’s Beard, Tucky Buzzard?

Prog magazine readers will no doubt identify the mushroom immediately, but it could prove tricky for your average gardener.

Stef wrote close to 5,000 stories during his time as assistant online news editor and later as online news editor between 2014-2016. An accomplished reporter and journalist, Stef has written extensively for a number of UK newspapers and also played bass with UK rock favourites Logan. His favourite bands are Pixies and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Stef left the world of rock'n'roll news behind when he moved to his beloved Canada in 2016, but he started on his next 5000 stories in 2022.