NATURALIZING: A form of gardening where plants are positioned informally and left more or less to ‘do their own thing’. Daffodils are suitable for this kind of semi-wild cultivation.
NEMATODE: A tiny organism often living off animals or plants. Nematodes can be beneficial or harmful to plants according to their way of life.
NEUTRAL: See acid.
NODE: Positions on a stem where leaves or leafbuds are capable of appearing.
NURSERY: A place where young plants, known as nursery stock, are raised. Nursery beds are beds in which young plants are grown and tended until well-developed enough to be transferred to their permanent positions.
NUT: A seed with an outer shell, usually hard, and an inner skin.