AM GARDEN COVER FEB 3 2018

FREE SEEDS WORTH £3.49

JOBS FOR THIS WEEK

HOW TO SOW YOUR FREE AQUILEGIA ‘LIME SORBET’ SEEDS

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

GROW COLOUR FROM SEED

Variety and contrast are the keys, says Ruth

SOIL TESTING MADE SIMPLE

Get to know your soil by testing for nutrients

QUICK BORDER MAINTENANCE

How to tidy beds and keep them weed-free

INSTALLING A WATER BUTT – OR TWO!

Ruth shows you the easy way to collect rainwater

BEATING PEACH LEAF CURL/WHAT’S ON

What you can do to protect vulnerable trees

GREAT GARDEN IDEAS

PICK OF THE VERY BEST: LOBELIA

Graham Rice makes his choice of RHS AGM winners

PLANTS THAT COPE WITH DRY SHADE

How to grow lovely plants in normally difficult places

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GROWING SALAD LEAVES

Easy to grow and quick to harvest!

MINIATURE NARCISSI

Val Bourne explains the history of this petite spring beauty

GET THE LOOK

How to have a great garden even when downsizing

 

GARDENING WISDOM

PETER SEABROOK

Tools are important, and so is knowing how to use them

BOB FLOWERDEW

Which birds are best for gardeners? Bob reveals his choice

LUCY CHAMBERLAIN’S FRUIT AND VEG
Plant spring garlic, chit early spuds, move potted strawberries

VAL BOURNE’S GARDEN WILDLIFE

Why you should avoid supermarket spuds and grow your own

ANNE’S MASTERCLASS

Anne explains how to improve your potato crop

HOW TO GROW PELARGONIUMS

Drought tolerant and ideal for beds and borders, says Anne

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Rambling roses, clusters of worms and splitting cyclamen

YOUR LETTERS

Vine-cutting debate, plastic-bag charges, tips and poems

GARDENER’S MISCELLANY

Facts, fancies, brain teasers, puzzles and prizes!

TOBY BUCKLAND

When it comes to grow lights, big is not always best!

 

READER OFFERS AND PRODUCT TESTS

READER OFFER

Free patio potato kit for every reader

TRIED AND TESTED

We test four petrol-driven chainsaws and choose the best