Understanding plants

Ever wondered what's going on inside your plants? Understanding how plants grow helps you be more in tune with what they need to stay happy and healthy.

Plants are living beings. Like us they eat, drink and breathe and are influenced by both nature and nurture. Unlike us, they can’t move around and choose their surroundings. 

Knowing more about how they 'work' will help you look after your plants and ensure they thrive in your garden.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.