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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.
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
, or I've found some plant feeds in water mark the leaves if it splashes them. Do you have a photo? Yes, it sounds to me like scorch - try to keep the water off the leaves when watering - damp leaves are very susceptible to blight and other nasty
An automatic watering and feeding system will take the strain out of watering plants and crops for you this summer. Simply set it up and top up the reservoir every few weeks - adding some liquid feed at the same time - and you can sit back and watch
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
phytophera is affecting a lot of plants incl azalea, rhododendrons and pieris....encouraged by this wet winter amd spring. Fungal leaf spots too are rife. Are you over watering? Still bit cold for plants to need much watering
Monty Don demonstrates how to plant out leeks without damaging their roots, offering advice on planting depths and watering frequency.summerMore video advice growing vegetablesPlanting out leek plugs.Growing courgettes.Harvesting carrots.Planting
For the boldest, brightest display in a hanging basket choose a large container (no smaller than 35cm) and pack it with plants. But keeping them flowering is thirsty work, so for a really successful show the plants will need plenty of water on a