Amateur gardening cover mar 17 2018 for web

What’s in Amateur Gardening 17 March 2018

Free seeds worth £2.45

Jobs for this week

Prepare borders for planting
What to do now to guarantee success in the summer

Divide and replant your perennials
How to create more plants and improve flowering

How to care for young trees
Now is the time to repair any winter damage

How to sow your free seeds
Aquilegias are tenacious beauties, says Ruth Hayes

Perennials to cut back now
Ruth Hayes gives hellebores and other border plants a trim

Great garden ideas

Pick of the best: radishes
They’re easy to grow, but which are the tastiest?

Best value trees and shrubs
Martyn Cox finds examples that offer year-round interest

Grow your own cut flowers
Great tips and nine top flowers to grow for the vase

Unusual herbs and veg
Why not try something different, says Louise Curley

Get the look
A small garden, but jam-packed with amazing colour

Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Be inspired by the displays of Keukenhof, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
Growing the right crops can save you money, says Bob

Lucy Chamberlain’s fruit and veg
Re-potting a fruit tree, sow sweet peppers, plant early spuds

Val Bourne’s garden wildlife
Plants that do well in Val’s garden include the primrose

Anne Swithinbank’s masterclass
How to save plants from ground elder and bindweed

Your questions answered
Failing sweet peas, hebe damage, clivia conundrum

Your letters
Plastic debate continues, mystery sweet pea, reader tips

How to grow buddleja
Grow a buddleja and help the butterflies too, says Anne Swithinbank

Gardener’s miscellany
Ireland is the theme as we celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Toby Buckland
Look out for sap-sucking aphids, warns Toby

Product tests

Tried and tested: bird tables
Six feed devices, but which is best for you and the birds?