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Aphids



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The foliage may become yellow and drop off leaving a sticky honeydew remains. The honeydew is actually aphid excrement and looks unattractive, attracts ants and encourages the growth of sooty mould. Ants may be visible on the affected area.

Some species of ants “farm” aphids, protecting them on the plant they eat, and eating the honeydew that the aphids produce.

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What is gardening?

What is gardening?

Since we have defined what a garden is, we now want to define what gardening is. Let’s check out the dictionary again.

Dictionary.com’s definitions of gardening is…

gardening
“the act of cultivating or tending a garden.”
gardening
“the work or art of a gardener.”

What’s interesting about these definitions is that gardening is defined as both an ’act’ as well as an ’art’, a conundrum we need to explore.

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