Lesley Upton

Lesley Upton

We’ve had a question form Sarah in Solihull about broad beans. Last year she tried growing them, but got next to nothing. She promised herself she wouldn’t try growing them…

It’s time to get potatoes in the ground, so I went to the allotment yesterday and planted three rows. My allotment neighbour and mentor, Ray, who has had an allotment…

Life on the Allotment: Spuds

We can visit our allotments! Michael Gove, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has stated that those people with allotments can tend them during the strict new curbs on life in…

Life on the Allotment: Spuds

Broad beans I sowed some ‘Aquadulce Claudia’ broad beans in October last year and planted them out on the allotment in November. They’re growing well, but I think I need…

Amateur Gardening 9 November 2019 cover for web

In Amateur Gardening 9 November 2019: The ultimate guide to poppies with 16 varieties to bring vivid colour to your garden, plus tips on helping wildlife this winter, how to…

Amateur Gardening cover sept 7 2019 for web

In Amateur Garden 7 September 2019 free seeds worth £2.35 plus six of the best crocuses, grow your own cut flowers, how to deter pests, plants for dramatic foliage, jobs…

Cover June 29 Amateur Gardening for web

What’s in this issue Free seeds worth £2.50, plus: Jobs for this week Summer pests and diseases Ruth looks at the main problems and how to beat them All about…

Amateur Gardening 25 May 2019 for web

Amateur Gardening 25 May 2019 Free ‘wildlife-attracting annuals’ seeds worth £3.05 PLUS   Jobs for this week Plant up herbs and bank holiday jobs Ruth’s plans for her three-day weekend…

Amateur Gardening 6 October 2018 cover

In Amateur Gardening 6 October 2018 we have free seeds worth £2.29, plus 9 new bulbs for spring, 5 top asters to grow and news about plastic pots that you