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Minute plant-feeding insects within the super family Aphidoidea. Commonly known as greenfly, blackfly or plant lice.
Microscopic, unsegmented worms that resemble fine cotton threads. Many are parasitic and feed off plant roots.
Would one recommend plant feeding with a balanced fert in Autumn/ Winter esp when transplanting or wait until Spring. I prefer using lood hoof and bone meal for majority of veg and herb plants but use sparingly in Autumn. Feed in the spring when
enough plants in them and they didnt seem to bush out. You don't need many in a basket that size, but you do need to feed and water well. Were you feeding a minimum of weekly with tomato fertilizer and watering regularly? Thanks for the reply Alina! Thats
Metallic element essential in the production of chlorophyll in plants. Magnesium deficiency can stunt development, but may be combated by an annual application of foliar feed.
An insect that looks like a wood louse, but which is coated in a pale, waxy substance. It feeds on plant sap, and is best controlled by systemic insecticide.
A gastropod that has a coiled shell, and feeds on plants. It wreaks similar damage to slugs, and can be controlled in the same way too.
Hi, I was just reading an article in the RHS mag that said magnesium deficiency causing yellowing leaves etc, can be caused by over use of nitrogen feeds such as tomato feed as potassium competes with magnesium for uptake by plants. I use as much
The large group of heterotrophic, spore-bearing organisms characterised by their lack of chlorophyll, which requires them to feed on organic matter. Parasitic fungi rely upon living plants or animals to provide their nourishment, while saprophytic
An organism that grows and feeds on another. Completely parasitic plants have no leaves or chlorophyll, relying entirely upon the host for nourishment. Semi-parasitic plants have leaves and are able to produce some of their own food.