Lesley Upton

What to do with roses in March

March is traditionally the time when gardeners prepare their rose bushes for this summer’s flowers. You should have already cut them back by a third in autumn, but if you…

Plant summer bulbs

If you are looking for lazy, low-maintenance gardening then look no further than summer-flowering bulbs. Yes, a few varieties – gladioli and dahlias – often need lifting for winter, but…

Amateur Gardening March 10 2018 cover

In Amateur Gardening 10 March 2018 we have free seeds worth £2.69 plus new plants to grow this year, how to get the best from sweet peas and six of

Blight on the landscape

As an organic gardener I like to grow my own food and, as I once had a lowly post at the National Vegetable Research Station in Wellesbourne, Warwick, I feel…

Amateur Gardening March 3 2018 cover

Don't miss your free seeds worth £2.69 - plus all you need to know about summer-flowering bulbs, facts about sweet violets and six of the best eating apples

Amateur Gardening 24 February 2018

Amateur Gardening 24 February 2018 free seeds worth £2.69 plus win one of two Makita cordless line trimmers worth £517.20 each!

Amateur Gardening Feb 17 2018

Free seeds worth £2.69 Amateur Gardening 17 February 2018, plus 9 stunning dahlias, spring plants for colour and how to sow early tomatoes

Amateur Gardening Cover Feb 10 2018

In AG 10 February we have free seeds worth £2.99 – plus we show you how to plant lilies, sow early peas and what to prune now.

How to plant bare-root and pot-grown trees

The prime time to plant trees is during the dormant weeks of winter. This is especially important for bare-root trees, which are usually only available until around the end of…