Former Gardeners’ World presenter Toby
Buckland has officially launched his
own-brand plant growth booster.

Toby’s Planting Powder is a new mix of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants and nutrients that gardeners can use when planting bedding, perennials, roses, shrubs and trees. It can also be used on bare-root plants.

“Of all the products that have come onto the garden market in the last decade, mycorrhizae stands out,” said Toby.

“It can make a big difference to the success rate when planting.

“I’ve always believed in the old gardening principle that you feed the soil and not the plants. When you talk about feeding soil, what you really mean is feeding the micro-life content.

“So the idea that you can pepper this powder on your plants when your putting them in the ground appeals to me,” he added.

Gardeners using Toby’s Planting Powder simply hold the rootball over the planting hole, lightly dust roots with the powder, then plant as normal.

The powder, which contains a blend of 18 strains of beneficial fungi, is claimed to enhance water and nutrient uptake. It’s said to boost drought-tolerance, encourage healthy plants and ward off disease.

A 225g pot costs £9.95. Go to for details or to order.