Mulching, by covering the ground with a layer of organic material, suppresses or kills weeds by providing a barrier between the weeds and sunlight. Mu..
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“Bryophyte” is a collective term for three distinct lineages of non-vascular land plants: mosses (Bryophyta), liverworts (Marchantiophyta) a..
The lichens are a group of organisms characterised by a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and a photobiont (photosynthetic organism). Th..
Algae and Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) have traditionally been grouped together based on their ability to undertake photosynthesis in aquati..
Fungi are an important part of ecosystem processes. The roles of different fungi include decomposers that recycle nutrients, mycorrhizal fungi t..
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a green, leafy and bushy plant with several branches growing from the stem. These branches contribute to the bushy appearance of the plant.
Water-efficient gardens require less maintenance and reduce water bills and running costs.
Growing tomatoes is simple and just a few plants yield plenty of delicious tomatoes. Remember, tomato plants can grow almost anywhere, that is warm an..
Prevention is the most effective method of dealing with weeds. Once a weed has entered an area and become established, eradication is far more expensi..
Aphids are one of the most destructive pests on cultivated plants in temperate region. They can cause yellowing, mottled leaves, stunted growth, curle..
Tilling, the ploughing or cultivation method that turns over the soil, buries the weed beneath the soil. This provides a barrier to the sun, therefore..