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Fruit and vegetables

Kumquat

Question: kumquat Hi, I live in Rome and I have a potted kumquat plant placed on a balcony with sun exposure and protected from winds. For some months now I have noticed that the tops of the leaves, even the youngest ones, have spots of burning.This situation is rapidly spreading, I state that the pint nn receives direct sun and is watered, in this spring period, about every 10 g.
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Essential oils

Generalities Essential oils are oily compounds obtained by extracting the aromatic substances they produce from plants; these oils are generally obtained by steam extraction, using large quantities of plants: flowers, seeds, fruits, leaves, roots. From the citrus peel essential oils are obtained by simply pressing them.
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Garden

Clematis - Clematis

Spectacular Clematis The clematis represent a large group of shrubs or small plants, often climbers, widespread in most of the northern hemisphere, in areas with a temperate climate; there are several dozen botanical species, ranging from the large evergreen climbing shrub, to small herbaceous species, which dry out completely during the winter.
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Fruit and vegetables

Radish - Brassica

The radish The radish originating in the areas of China and Japan, is mainly cultivated for the roots, the edible part, which can be of different colors (red, white, green), shape and size. It is an annual, with a very short vegetative cycle. The aerial part is presented with fairly small lobed leaves covered by a hair on the upper page.
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Garden

Lentisk - Pistacia lentiscus

Generalities The mastic or Pistacia lentiscus is a shrub or small evergreen tree native to the countries bordering the Mediterranean. It has an erect, very branched growth habit and can reach 4-5 m in height and 2-3 m in width; the crown is rounded, and generally has a very short stem, although sometimes it can develop like a sapling.
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Rafflesia

Generalities Rafflesia is a genus that has about twenty parasitic plants, widespread in central and southern Asia. These are very particular plants, which live only as parasites on specimens of tetrastigma, large climbers of the rain forests. They are completely devoid of foliage, stem and roots, and sink their austori directly into the tissues of the host plant.
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