Amateur Gardening cover 1 June 2019

What’s in this issue…
Free seeds worth £2.45, plus:

Jobs for this week

Creating An Instant Garden
Ruth reveals brilliant tricks to help make instant impact

Dividing And Planting A Pelargonium
How to move a flowering plant in five
easy steps

Cutting Back And Dividing
Take time to keep perennials in order,
says Ruth

Light Up Borders With Foxgloves
Grow luminescent ‘Alba’ with this week’s
free seeds

It’s Good Weather For Beans!
Ruth explains how to get a good crop this year

Lawns In Early Summer/What’s On
Don’t panic if it’s dry – just follow my tips, says Ruth

June Drop And Crop Care
The June drop explained, plus smart tips for crops


Great garden ideas

Six Of The Very Best: Classic Tomatoes
Cherry toms are great, but why not try the classics?

How To Grow Container Plants
Keep your summer colour blooming for even longer

Blazing Autumn Borders
Bring the wow factor to your beds and containers

Scented-Leaf Pelargoniums
Colourful flowers, great foliage and aromatic delights

Get The Look: A Hillside Garden
A unique plot on a steep hillside in Gloucestershire


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
These modern roses are great value, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
Is your veg bed full? Bob reckons there’s room for more…

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
We need to help the birds more than ever, says Val

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit And Veg
Focus on basil, grow veg in sacks, try asparagus lettuce

Ask John Negus
Mouldy bulb mystery, fighting fungus, will crocus return?

How To Use Weeding Tools
Tim helps you choose the best – and shows you how to use it

Anne’s Masterclass
How do you stop pests eating tulips? Anne has the answer

A Gardener’s Miscellany
Hydrangeas are the subject of this week’s trivia and puzzles

Toby Buckland
How can alpacas protect plants from slugs? Toby explains


Cover photograph: Pelargonium ‘Lemon Fancy’ (pic: GAP)