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meristem


Plant tissue that is able to divide to produce new cells. Shoot or root tips contain meristematic tissue and may be used for micropropagation.
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glossary


Glossary of Terms
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acid


With a PH value of less than 7 (Cf Alkaline and Neutral).
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aeration


Aeration is often achieved by hollow tining (also called coring) and is vital. This aspect of Lawn maintenance is a must and is often carried out in early autumn when the soil is moist and the warm conditions allow the grass to recover. This part of lawn care helps with compaction of the soil, allowing the turf to achieve deep root growth. Lawn aer [..]
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annual


A plant that completes its lifecycle (germination-flowering-seeding-dying) in one growing season.
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auxins


Naturally occurring or artificially synthesized plant growth substances controlling shoot growth, root formation and other physiological processes in plants.
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axil


The upper angle between a leaf and a stem or between a stem and a bract.
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bark-ringing


The removal of a ring of bark from the trunk or branches of certain fruit trees, to reduce vigorous growth and to encourage fruit cropping. Also known as “girdling”.
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base dressing


An application of fertilization or humus (manure, compost, etc) applied to or dug into the soil prior to sowing or planting.
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biennial


A plant that flowers and dies in the second growing season after germination.
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