Plant ties help protect those precious stems and prevent breakage. Consumer editor, Julia Heaton, finds out which wins the award for best supporting act. BEST BUY : 18/20 Velcro: £2.95…

Berberis is one of the world’s most successful plants. It is vigorous, easy, and virtually indestructible – and there are many varieties to choose from. There’s one for every kind…

Sit back, relax and find out which one of four garden benches came out top in our test Best buy: 20/20 Lily – £99.99 (free delivery) Tel: 01440 731877 www.rawgarden.co.uk…

The price of lawn turf is set to soar. York-based Rolawn, Europe’s largest producer of turf, expects to put its prices up by 10 to 15 per cent later in the…

As with so many things, you get what you pay for. This is certainly true of wellington boots, says consumer editor Julia Heaton. Pricewise, the difference is huge, from the…

As the watering season gets underway consumer editor Julia Heaton looks at six hosepipes that come with a trolley or carrier —— Best Buy- 18/20 KIT PRONTO 30M HOSE TROLLEY-…

These South African Stunners make a stylish statement in pots, says Kris 1) Add a layer of crocks or similar to the bottom of your pot for good drainage –…

It’s the best time of year to tidy up and propagate iris rhizomes, says Kris QUICK TIP Keep roots moist by carrying out the process early or late in the…

Liven up your gravel border

Make gravel areas more interesting with the right plants. Michelle shows you how QUICK TIP Give plants a weekly feed for the first month after planting to get them off…