Amateur Gardening Feb 17 2018

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Six quick fixes for your spring garden 

Ruth Hayes suggests simple changes to make a difference

Repotting a container citrus tree

Ruth moves her thriving lemon to a new home

How to plant a grape vine

Follow Ruth’s step-by-step guide to success

Free seeds!

How to get the most out of your Aubrietia ‘Cascade Mixed’

Plug plants explained

Why they’re useful and when to order them


Great garden ideas

Pick of the best: onion sets

Graham Rice makes his choice of six RHS AGM winners

Tender perennials

Don’t be put off – they’re easy to grow and rewarding

Choose dahlias for bolder borders

Nine great dahlias that will bring lashes of summer colour

Spring bedding

How to create unbeatable displays, says Tamsin

Get the look

A garden in Somerset with a “bit” of everything


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook

New seed technology can improve germination success

Bob Flowerdew

Forcing fruit can double your harvest, says Bob

Val Bourne’s garden wildlife

Why the diminutive wren will shun your bird table

Lucy Chamberlain’s fruit and veg

Sow early tomatoes and carrots, set up your propagator

Anne Swithinbank’s Masterclass

How to get the best crop out of your blueberries

Your questions answered

Our team of experts is on hand with the answers

Your letters

Electric versus petrol, new rose society, great begonia tip!

Gardener’s miscellany

Garden birds are the theme with puzzles and prizes

How to grow magnolia trees

Magnolias can suit a smaller garden, says Anne

Toby Buckland

How to test if your old seeds can still germinate


Reader offers, pictures and tests

Reader offer

Patio fruit trees from £9.99 – 5 varieties to choose from

Tried and tested

Six boot and shoe scrapers to keep garden mud at bay

Take your pic!

International Garden Photographer of the Year results