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A short, underground stem with fleshy, modified leaves, used as a food storage organ by a dormant plant.
The loose, outer covering of a corm or bulb.
An immature or small bulb found at the base of a mature bulb that may be removed to propagate additional plants.
A bulb-like swelling that occurs at the base of epiphytic plants, such as orchids, where nutrients and water are stored. It's not a true bulb.
A small hand tool used for making holes in the ground to plant bulbs, seeds and plants.
Planting randomly to give the impression of naturally occurring plants. It's commonly used in the planting of bulbs, especially crocuses and daffodils.
An underground storage organ comprising a short, swollen portion of stem protected by a layer of skin known as a tunic. Corms are planted like bulbs.
1) The fleshy leaf of a bulb.2) A fern whose leaves have rust-coloured scales covering the whole of their undersides.
Click beetle larvae that live in the soil. They're a pest that attacks the roots of many crops, including tubers and bulbs.
Any plant that's planted out in a bed, border or pot for a seasonal display, usually during spring and summer. The plants are then removed, making way for next season's display. Spring bedding is composed of spring-flowering bulbs, hardy perennials