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    Diggin' Dictionary!
    Gardener.
    Make good use of your dibber!
    If you're frustrated by your fuschias, worried about your weeds or even raging about your roses - then tune into 'The Gardener's Diary' with Luke Ashmead on BBC Three Counties Radio every Sunday afternoon.
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    What did they say? What does that mean? You needn't be flummoxed by those green fingered experts with our 'Diggin' Dictionary - where we explain in 'simple' terms what all that gardening gobbledygook actually means!

    Brassica Leaf crop
    Canker Bacterial disease that effects the bark of a tree
    Clematis Colourful climbing plant.
    Cultivar A variety of plant that has been produced and maintained through cultivation.
    Ericaceous Acid based
    Espaliere A tree or shrub that is trained onto a wall/fence in tiers.
    Green Manure Annual crop that can be grown then dug in to help enrich the soil ready for new crops.
    Hardy Will withstand the winter.
    Half Hardy Requires protection for the winter months.
    Herbaceous Plants which grow again year after year.
    Loam A loose soil composed of clay, sand, and organic matter, often highly fertile
    Mattock A flat-ended pickaxe with a log splitting head for making heavy soils easier to dig amongst its many uses.
    Potage Garden that is cosmetic but also productive with ornamentals and fruit and vegetable plants growing together.
    Potash The main chemical that all plants require to flower and fruit.
    Rhizomous Plants whose root system spreads out underneath the ground
    Root crop onions, potatoes, parsnips
    Scree A river of loose gravel or shingle
    Semi-Dwarf A fruit that normally grows tall but is grafted onto a slower growing root stock.
    Sempervivum A succulent, rossette shaped alpine plant that is commonly known as a House Leek
    Variegated Different colors on the same leaf, or flower.
    Winter Rock A problem caused by the compaction of the soil at the base of trees and shrubs forcing the soil to hold water around the crown of the plant slowly rotting the stump causing the plant to collapse



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