Glossary of Gardening Terms: A - Z


Descriptions of common gardening terms and phrases…



Propagation technique

When plant material from two separate plants are artificially joined together usually by a skilled nursery worker. E.g. Many apple trees are grafted, the top growth being a different variety to the rootstock.

Green Manure:

Plants used to improve soil

A crop specifically grown to be dug into the soil resulting in soil improvement and enrichment. E.g. broad beans are often grown as a green manure crop.