Glossary of Gardening Terms: A - ZP
Descriptions of common gardening terms and phrases…
Plant Breeders' Rights
A type of intellectual property right given to the breeder of a new cultivar for a fixed period.
The stalk of a flower
A plant living for more than two years
A perennial plant is a plant that has a life cycle of more than two years. From the Latin per, meaning through, and annum meaning year. See our listing of perennial plants.
The acidity or alkalinity of a solution
Plant food production
Plant structures arising from multiple points along a common axis
The term pinnate is derived from the Latin word pinna meaning "feather". Pinnate refers to plant structures, particularly leaves, that are feather-like or multi-divided in feature which orginate from both sides of a common axis.
Plait or interlace branches or vines
Pleaching is a method used to train trees into raised hedges, typically with deciduous trees planted in lines, and shaped into a flat plane. Branches are woven together and tied, with the branches in close contact often growing together via natural inosculation (similar to grafting).
A type of fruit
A Pome is a type of fruit produced by flowering plants from a sub-family of the Rosaceae family.
The most commonly known example of a pome is the humble apple.