Amateur Gardening cover 13 April 2019

What’s in this issue…
Free seeds worth £2.35, plus:

 

Jobs for this week

10 Ways To Save Money
Follow Ruth’s tips to keep your planting
cost-effective

Try Supermarkets For Bargains
Ruth checks out all the top stores for the
best savings

Time To Sow This Year’s Toms
Save some extra cash by sowing from seed, says Ruth

Free Seeds/What’s On
How you can grow charming ‘Majorette
Mixed’ hollyhocks

Make More Plants For Free
Ruth explains the steps to taking basal cuttings in steps

 

Great garden ideas

Six Of The Very Best: Tagetes
Our pick of long-flowering marigolds to dazzle this summer

How To Grow Lobelia
Anne provides the secrets to dainty carpets of colour

The Top 20 Best-Value Plants
Perennials, shrubs, climbers and trees that give most value

Rhododendrons For Pots And Borders
It’s time to re-evaluate this surprisingly varied plant group

Get The Look: A Garden In A Valley
Even a challenging location can yield extraordinary rewards

 

Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Perennial success from seed and cuttings, as Peter reveals

Bob Flowerdew
Get planting in bags for the easiest spuds ever, says Bob

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
No-dig gardening? Val explains how it works

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit And Veg
Boost brassica crops, grow Thai basil, companion planting

Ask John Negus
Peach leaf curl, multiplying auriculas, pruning dogwood

RHS Explains
Plants that don’t need soil? There are more than you think!

How To Use: Potting Compost
Tim explains your compost options and demystifies the jargon

A Garden’s Miscellany
This week’s trivia and puzzles are all about fritillaries

Anne’s Masterclass
Anne advises on drought-tolerant plants for a hot border

Your Letters
Your chance to be published in our 135th anniversary issue!

Toby Buckland
Find out how blue alkathene pipe can help your crop

 

Cover image: Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer’ (pic: Alamy)