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Gardener’s Glossary of Gardening Terms

Axil: The angle between the leafstalk and the stem. Axillary: Arising in the axil. Ball: The mass of soil and roots of a pot-grown plant. Bleeding: The excretion of sap, usually as a result of late pruning. Blind: A condition … Continue reading

07. September 2013 by admin
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Glossary of Gardening Words A-D

Glossary of Gardening Terms   Acid As soil classification, indicates pH reading below 7, although 6.5 is often considered neutral for horticultural purposes. Normally implies lack of lime, but can also be induced by an excess of organic matter in … Continue reading

15. May 2011 by admin
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Glossary of Gardening Words E-J

Glossary of Gardening Terms   Earthing-up Drawing soil round stem of plant to keep out light, or to support against wind. Elliptic Oval-shaped leaves. Epiphyte A plant growing on another but not taking nourishment from it. Ericaceous Plants of the … Continue reading

15. May 2011 by admin
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Glossary of Gardening Terms K-R

Glossary of Gardening Words   Keel Boat-shaped central ridge or petal, as with pea flowers. King fruit Dominating fruit in a cluster. Knot garden One laid out to strict geometrical design, with low-cut box edging. Also known as parterre. Lanceolate … Continue reading

15. May 2011 by admin
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Glossary of Gardening Terms S-Z

Glossary of Gardening Terms and Words Sagittate Leaf shape, resembling an arrow-head. Sap Plant’s ‘bloodstream’: the fluid that flows through it, translocating nutrients and the products of photosynthesis. Sapling Young tree before formation of crown. Saprophytic Plant that lives on … Continue reading

15. May 2011 by admin
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