Zea is a genus of plants in the grass family. The best-known species is Zea mays, also known as maize or corn and one of the most important crops for human societies over much of the world.
The Yukka is a popular indoor and outdoor plant, recognisable by its rosettes of evergreen, tough, sword-shaped leaves and large terminal panicles of whitish flowers.
The internal angle formed between a leaf or its petiole and the stem of a plant.
Viscid means covered in a sticky exudation.
Ulex (gorse, furze or whin) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae.
A good crumbly soil structure produced by careful cultivation and soil improvement. A fine ’tilth’ will be level and free of large lumps of soil and stones – ideal for sowing seeds.