Tips for gardeners

Bindweed must be cut — not yanked

Beckie Fox

Bindweed must be cut to remove. Convolvulus arvensis, commonly called field bindweed is a creeping perennial with roots that can penetrate up to 5 metres.

Grow better with plant stimulants

Judith Adam

For new plants, growth stimulants help them to become established more quickly. What you need to know to grow better with plant stimulants.

Just say no to tree staking

Beckie Fox

Another tree-care myth the needs to be re-considered is the tradition of tree staking where all newly planted trees are attached to stakes.

Coping with clay soil

Beckie Fox

Clay soil can be difficult it can be to work with. Simple clay amending techniques for a clod-free garden.