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Thrush

With its small and delicate flowers, with a light and delicate color, the lily of the valley is a fascinating plant that does not require too much care: a perfect mix to be able to decorate the green spaces of nature lovers and even those who do not have a strong thumb. green. Lily of the valley is a bulbous plant that does not take up much space, and therefore can also be grown indoors, in pots, or in small gardens, to create an elegant but not too showy green decoration. Characterized by a sweet scent, lily of the valley flowers are bell-shaped and small in size and grow among long bright green leaves. Some variants may have flowers with a slightly pink color, but always collected in inflorescences with six / twelve flowers each, as for lilies of the valleymore traditional. The beauty of the lily of the valley, however, is short-lived: this plant blooms only in the spring period and already fades at the end of March. Furthermore, approaching thrush must be done carefully: the aerial parts of the plant are poisonous and direct contact can lead to various contraindications.

Cultivation


Despite its small size and delicate appearance, lily of the valley is a plant that reveals considerable resistance: it can be planted both in pots and in the ground of the garden, even in poorly sheltered spaces, since it does not suffer from low temperatures and, on the contrary, it can be planted as early as the end of winter. The rustic character and the resistance of the lily of the valley are also revealed in its ability to adapt to the most different types of soil: this particular plant does not require particular soil, although, of course, it will be able to offer better flowering in a soil richer in organic matter and of nutrients. The important thing for the soil is that it is well draining, to avoid water stagnation. Lily of the valley does not need frequent watering, especially in winter, when the low temperatures and the vegetative rest allow not to have particularly notable nutritional needs. If the soil in which the lily of the valley is placed is instead poor, it can be remedied by adding a little liquid fertilizer to the watering water, especially with the restart of the vegetative cycle, when the plant shows the maximum needs from a nutritional point of view. , to grow and to prepare for flowering. Lily of the valley does not require pruning: it will be sufficient to remove the leaves that are starting to dry in order to keep the plant beautiful and healthy. especially with the resumption of the vegetative cycle, when the plant shows the maximum needs from a nutritional point of view, to grow and to prepare for flowering. Lily of the valley does not require pruning: it will be sufficient to remove the leaves that are starting to dry in order to keep the plant beautiful and healthy. especially with the resumption of the vegetative cycle, when the plant shows the maximum needs from a nutritional point of view, to grow and to prepare for flowering. Lily of the valley does not require pruning: it will be sufficient to remove the leaves that are starting to dry in order to keep the plant beautiful and healthy.

Reproduction and planting


Planting of lily of the valley is a very simple operation, thanks to the bulbous nature of its roots. The lily of the valley is planted at the end of autumn, in order to germinate and give a beautiful flowering already in the following April. The flowering of the lily of the valley does not last long, so being able to place the plant in the ground at the right time is important in order not to miss a year of delicious scent. The planting can take place in pots or directly in the ground: to obtain a new plant from an already present bulb it will be sufficient to cut, with a clean cut and sterile tools, the original bulb so that on both the two parts obtained are present. of the radical parts: at this point, it will be sufficient to bury the bulb and keep the soil moistened to be able to see a new plant coming from the original grow within a short time. The lily of the valley bulbs can then be left in the ground, at the end of the vegetative period, until the following year or extracted from the ground to be stored in a cool, dry and dark place. The bulbs preserved in this way will be ready the following year to be planted again and to come back to life once again.

Thrush: Diseases and parasites


Lily of the valley is a very resistant plant and able to adapt to the most diverse environmental conditions, but it is not entirely free from external dangers: it is a plant subject to the development of mold, against which it is possible to intervene in a preventive way or with specific specific products if the presence of these elements is found. Molds and fungi, in fact, if left to proliferate can lead the lily of the valley plant to death. To protect the plant it is important to avoid creating environments that are too favorable to these pests, therefore it is better to avoid areas that are too humid and shady. Furthermore, water stagnation, which causes the proliferation of molds, must be avoided: the correct care of the plant and the stabilization of the cultivation conditions are the first elements of preventive fight against the development of pathologies, therefore preventive interventions of particular aggressiveness are not necessary. In the event of the presence of fungi or parasites, even if the spread of the latter is less frequent with regard to thrush, it is good to ensure through the use of special products that any infesting organism is eliminated. Otherwise, colonization would soon have a second spread and the plant would suffer again, weakened by the subtraction of nourishment. the latter is less frequent with regard to thrush, it is good to make sure through the use of special products that any pest organism is eliminated. Otherwise, colonization would soon have a second spread and the plant would suffer again, weakened by the subtraction of nourishment. the latter is less frequent with regard to thrush, it is good to make sure through the use of special products that any pest organism is eliminated. Otherwise, colonization would soon have a second spread and the plant would suffer again, weakened by the subtraction of nourishment.

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