Amateur Gardening cover 10 Nov 2018

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10 November 2018


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The Brilliance of Bare Roots
The wonder of whips, and how to plant a bare-root hedge

Lift and Store Dahlias
Remember to wait until the first frosts have struck, says Ruth

A Winter Hanging Basket
Ruth’s guide to creating a colourful basket to lift the spirits

Sort Out Your Water Butts
Keeping them clean, and a five-step guide to installing them

Make Your Own Chutney
Ruth reveals her recipe for a successful family favourite


Great garden ideas

Pick of the Very Best: Viburnum
Six AGM shrubs that bring versatility and charm all year round

Dahlia Dilemmas
Lift or leave in the ground? Tamsin helps you to decide

Plant a Christmas Show
Great flowers for a festive feel, both outdoors and inside

Buyer’s Guide to Perennials by Mail Order
Forget the garden centre – go direct to the experts!


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
New Brussels sprouts are tasting better, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
Find out how your woody waste can help wildlife

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
Why grow single and double dahlias? Val explains

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Using wood ash, buying a fruit tree, dealing with rodents

Ask John Negus
Fungi warning, bugs on leeks, protecting dahlias from mildew

A Gardener’s Miscellany
The hedge is the subject of our trivia and puzzles this week

How to Grow Gladioli
Anne Swithinbank offers expert tips and favourite varieties

Anne’s Masterclass
Only getting a small crop of apples? Anne has the answer

Your Letters
Birdie haven, gorgeous gaillardias, giant tomato, reader tip

Toby Buckland
When some bunnies join the family, Toby has his work cut out


Subscription offer and product tests

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Tried and Tested: Leaf-Gathering Tools

Six clever devices to take the hard work out of leaf collecting


Cover photo: Dahlia variabilis ‘Collarette Dandy’ (pic: Alamy)