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A common term for any number of gnat-like flies, which are usually found close to water sources.
An organism, viral, bacterial, fungal or parasitical, that attacks plants. It may be water, air or soil borne, or carried by insects.
Joe Swift demonstrates how to introduce fish into a garden pond, having first checked the cleanliness of the water using a pond testing kit. spring to autumnMore on ponds and water featuresHow to grow marginal pond plantsGrowing marginal plants in a
Decomposed organic matter that provides nutrients for plants and increases the soil's ability to retain water. Humus can be mixed with garden soil and sand to make a potting mixture.
to the vegetables, but the veg garden at the hotel has to look good all the time for the guests, whereas my allotment can be a little rough around the edges. I do try to obey the golden rule of watering, though: water in the morning or evening, but never
Take 10 minutes first thing in the morning, during the height of summer, to pour water onto the floor of the greenhouse. This simple task creates enough moisture throughout the day to prevent your plants from suffering heat stress.Watering can full
The glacial land form, comprising gravely detritus and stratified drift found at the base and edges of a glacier, and usually with a flow of fresh water. Similar to the scree found at the base of mountains and cliffs.
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.
Plants that have thick, fleshy leaves, which enable them to store water and so survive very dry conditions. Almost all cacti are succulents.
The evaporation of water from a plant through the stomata of the leaves and stem. The rate of transpiration is determined by external factors, such as temperature, light and humidity.