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The distortion, known as fasciation, is a freak of nature, and often looks like several stems have been fused together. It's a rare phenomenon and does the plant no lasting harm. It can develop on a range of shrubs, flowers and perennials. The cause could be environmental, such a...
The caterpillars of both the small and large cabbage white butterflies are are the two culprits. The first is pale green with a body up to 2.5cm long, the second is bigger at 4cm and is yellow with black markings. The adult butterflies lay eggs at different times: the small from ...
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The practice of removing dead flowerheads in order to encourage more blooms.
A method of pruning whereby the plant's tip is removed to encourage the production of side shoots.
An immature or small bulb found at the base of a mature bulb that may be removed to propagate additional plants.
The method of stopping a plant growing upwards by removing the growing tip, thereby encouraging the development of side shoots.
1) Barren. Incapable of producing fruit, seeds or spores.2) Aseptic, as in sand, vermiculite, perlite etc, which has been heat treated to remove all harmful living organisms.
The cutting back of leaves or branches for four main reasons:1) To remove dead, injured or diseased parts.2) To control or direct growth.3) To improve the yield of flowers or fruit.4) To ensure premium growth conditions by allowing more light