Amateur Gardening Cover 16 Jun 2018

What’s in Amateur Gardening
16 June

Free seeds worth £2.29

 

Jobs for this week

Go potty with containers
Ruth has great ideas to liven up your plantings

Create a bold basket
Follow Ruth’s step-by-step guide to the perfect basket

Free seeds: Foxy mixed foxgloves
How to plant these Chelsea favourites, plus What’s on

 

Great garden ideas

Pick of the very best: garden picks
They’re great for cutting, flower for months and smell divine!

Double up your containers
Bring colour and interest to tree and shrub containers

Compact roses for containers
Not only for borders, nine perfect examples for your patio

Best plants for a moth-friendly garden
Moths are lovely and need your help. Here’s what to do

Get the look
See how one reader made the best of a hilltop location

 

Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Local plant nurseries need your support, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
Chickens and ducks are great for the garden, says Bob

Val Bourne’s garden wildlife
It’s about finding the right place for the right plant, says Val

Lucy Chamberlain’s fruit and veg

Prune figs, plant out tender beans, how to hoe weeds

Anne’s masterclass: Container veg
Anne reveals the best veg to grow in containers

Ask John Negus
Diseased toms, box blight, plant soft fruits, prune skimmia

A gardener’s miscellany
This week’s theme is ‘June’, for puzzles and prizes

How to grow Polyanthus
An early flowering plant that will last years, says Anne

Your letters
Wrong footwear, mystery rose, train-themed garden

Toby Buckland
Toby looks at the trends from Chelsea we can learn from

 

News and product tests

Latest news
Chelsea Flower Show report

Tried and tested
Six very different hand-weeding tools tested

 

Cover photograph: Rosa ‘Carefree Days’ (pic: GAP)