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The sowing of large areas. This is done either by scattering seed by hand or mechanically.
The large, central root that grows downwards, and from which smaller, lateral roots grow.
A large, woody, perennial plant that has one stem and a defined crown of branches and foliage.
A large tray divided into cells in which seeds may be planted. The cells train the roots downwards, strengthening them and causing limited disruption to the plant when transplanted outside.
A small but well-rooted seedling raised in a cellular tray. These plants are particularly useful for covering large areas.
A term used largely in floristry to describe blooms entirely of a single colour, ie, with no variegation, veining or shading.
1) A large, hood-like, colourful bract that surrounds the spadix. 2) The spathe flower is peculiar to the aroid family, eg, anthurium, spathiphyllum and arum.
1) A tubular projection located at the base of a petal, which often contains nectar. 2) A large lateral root, or the branch of a root.
A general term (also see Canker) covering a large number of plant diseases sharing similar symptoms, namely patches of dead tissue on leaves or stems. These are caused by a range of organisms, including fungi, bacteria, mycoplasmas and viruses.
The means by which herbaceous stock may be increased. For large plants, two forks are inserted back to back into the clump of roots and carefully prized apart to divide the rootstock. Smaller plants may be divided by hand or with a knife.