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A ring or whorl of sepals, which may be coloured and petal-like or green. Helps to protect the flower in bud.
A covering (traditionally bell-shaped) for the protection of plants from cold temperatures, frost, birds and pests.
Overlapping, as in the scales of fish or roof tiles. Many tree buds have imbricate scales to protect them.
An undeveloped or embryonic shoot, normally occurring in the axil or at the stem tip, and protected by scale leaves. Once formed, may remain unexpanded for some time or shoot immediately.
A frame covered in glass or plastic used to protect outdoor plants and seedlings. The transparent sides admit sunlight and trap warmth that would otherwise escape at night.
An underground storage organ comprising a short, swollen portion of stem protected by a layer of skin known as a tunic. Corms are planted like bulbs.
A fruit with a stone, which protects its seed and a fleshy layer within an outer skin, eg, peach, apricot.
Do I need to protect my jasmine now its a tad colder in the mornings? Depends what sort of jasmine it is. More information needed.
goodness me another fungie day, you try your best and it still get's you. thanks for reminding me, to get my finger out and start protecting my lovely plants.
A protective top covering used to conserve moisture and suppress weeds. May be organic, eg, leaves, peat, shredded bark, manure or compost; or inorganic, eg, pebbles, rock or black plastic sheeting.