Amateur Gardening cover 13 Oct 2018

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13 October 2018

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Undercover Operations
Advice on how to prepare your greenhouse
for winter

Penstemon Cuttings
Ruth’s step-by-step guide to winter propagation

Potted Autumn Colour
Uplifting perennials for baskets and containers

Looking After Alpines In Winter
How you can protect these tough plants
from weeds

Taking Hardwood Cuttings/What’s On
Slow and steady growth is the key to success

Get Composting For Autumn
Now is the time to sort out your compost, says Ruth

Great garden ideas

Pick Of The Very Best: Crab Apples
Boldly coloured fruits, lots of blossom, and wildlife appeal

Warm Up The Autumn Garden
How you can add hot colours to your winter display

Top Trees For A Small Garden
A choice of striking varieties for compact spaces

Why Tree Peonies Are Worth It!
They may not be cheap, but they will reward your efforts

Get The Look
A new-build garden based on old-school style and values


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Sow your lettuce and cabbage now with Peter’s hot tips

Bob Flowerdew
Follow Bob’s guide to growing veg on your windowsill

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
The spindle tree is a true autumn delight, says Val

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Storing beetroot, planting shallots, making an acid bed

Ask John Negus
Dahlia care in winter, protecting hydrangeas, garlic in pots

Anne’s Masterclass
If your hoya doesn’t flower, then Anne has the answer

How To Grow Winter-Stem Dogwoods
Anne’s secrets to growing these gorgeous autumn staples

A Gardener’s Miscellany
This week’s subject for trivia, puzzles and prizes is the apple

Your Letters
Dad’s lovely asters, RHS shows, and a mirror-friendly robin

Toby Buckland
Quince has more going for it than you think, says Toby


Latest news and product tests

Latest News
Bulb shortage could ruin spring gardens in 2019

Tried And Tested: Hedging Shears
Six new models that promise to help you trim unruly hedges


Cover photo: Tree Peony (Paeonia) at Ellerker Manor (pic: GAP)