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A layer of vegetation, comprising shrubs and small trees, which grows beneath larger trees. Ground cover in a forest or wood.
A maggot, the larva of the cranefly or daddy-longlegs, which attacks the roots of many plants, including flowers, vegetables and pot plants. May also attack lawns, causing dead patches of grass to appear.
A non-metallic chemical element having the symbol P. Phosphorus is found in all animal and vegetable organisms, and is an essential plant nutrient, encouraging healthy root development. The P in NPK formulae.
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Learn how to hoe your vegetable patch effectively with advice and a practical demonstration from Monty Don. Find out about tool sharpening and how frequently to hoe your plot. all year roundMore advice on common garden tasksWeeding by hand
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Couch grass often grows in among cultivated plants. It's a clump-forming perennial that spreads through the soil via underground stems or stolons, and is easily spread by cultivation. It can creep from lawns to infest flower and vegetable beds
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