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Monty Don explains the benefits of hand weeding, demonstrating how to keep unwanted weeds at bay.all year round, particularly springMore advice on dealing with weedsHow to hoe effectivelyMaintaining a healthy lawnDealing with bramblesRemoving Japanese knotweed
don't waste this valuable resource.Watering can or hosepipeWatering can rose or fine spray nozzleWater-retaining granulesMicro-drip irrigation system and timerWater buttlate-March - early September20 minutesAlways water your plants in the cool
Learn how to prick out seedlings with Monty Don's comprehensive video advice.springMore on growing plants from seedHow to grow sweet peas from seedGrowing exotic plants from seedGrowing dahlias from seedSowing seeds indoors
Of glands or containing glands.
Any substance, organic or inorganic, used to increase soil nutrients. It can be straight, containing only one nutrient, such as nitrogen; or compound, containing more than one nutrient; or balanced, containing equal quantities of plant nutrients.
Refers to plants grown and marketed in containers ranging in size from one to five gallons. May be planted all year round.
A term that refers to alkaline soil, which contains calcium or calcium carbonate.
A thread of DNA containing genetic information that's located in the nucleus of all plant cells.
Small pieces of broken earthenware or flower pots, placed in the bottom of a container to aid drainage.
The name for a group of flowering plants whose seed contains two embryonic leaves.