FREE SWEET PEA SEEDS worth £2.09

FREE – 24 VIOLA PLUG PLANTS + 5 PACKETS OF FLOWER SEEDS WORTH OVER £14. Just pay £4.30 postage

News flash – hosepipe bans could return!

Expert advice on acers; how to take mallet cuttings, stem cuttings and leaf bud cutting and much, much more!

On sale Tuesday, just £2. Don’t miss it

Practical
Michelle visits acer experts Barthelemy & Co for summer care tips
Kris plants up an alpine container
Make your own Olympic torch planters
Taking summer cuttings, step-by-step
Jo Whittingham on sowing salad leaves

Star writers
Charles Dowding on improving sticky clay soil; Anne Swithinbank tidies the shady border and pots on a clivia; Peter Seabrook hails a Bulgarian garden designer at Hampton Court; Bob Flowerdew says “Keep sowing!”; Toby Buckland plans to grow a monster pumpkin.

Features
Growing for Gold – plants with the Olympic spirit
Val Bourne selects scorching crocosmia varieties

Regulars
Six gas barbecues Tried & Tested – we pick a winner
Me & My Garden visits Faith and Anthony Hallet’s streamside garden in Worcestershire
Your gardening questions answered by our experts
Readers’ letters plus snippets from Facebook
Tea break puzzles with £30 cash prize
Brilliant reader offers on veg for summer planting; plus a range of flowering plants.