Amateur Gardening cover 16 March 2019

What’s in this issue…
Free seeds worth £2.75

Jobs for this week

Springtime Pests and Diseases
The 10 most prevalent problems – and how
to tackle them!

Start Dahlia and Begonia Tubers
Potting up begonias, and how to take
dahlia cuttings

Caring For Alpines/What’s On
Early spring is the time to restore your
rockery, says Ruth

Prune Jasmine and Clematis
Ruth’s advice – plus, getting a new jasmine from a runner

Grow Your Own Blueberries
Why pay a fortune to enjoy this popular superfruit?


Great garden ideas

Six Of The Very Best: Maincrop Potatoes
Want to grow spuds? Try these six nutritious numbers

Star Shrubs For Borders
Low-maintenance delights that bring colour in spring

Every Garden Needs Dahlias
Truly exquisite varieties to suit all types of gardens

Get The Look: Sloping Rose Garden
A couple who made a difficult garden work for them


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
There is a real art to pruning fruit trees, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
Bob’s guide to clothing essentials will keep you covered

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
A lovely heart-warming story of nature conservation

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Compost essentials, planting a nectar border, edible dahlias

How To Grow Pelargoniums
Bring your containers to life with these trailing beauties

Ask John Negus
Hellebore hell, plums in a pot, can I save my rose?

How To Use: Gardening Footwear
Invaluable common-sense advice from Tim Rumball

Anne’s Masterclass
Clever ways to rejuvenate your potted trees and shrubs

A Gardener’s Miscellany
This week, our trivia and puzzles are all about camellias

Gardening With Eric Morecambe
Glorious chat with Britain’s best-loved comic in 1974

Your Letters
Glyphosate debate, woodlice appreciation, grow the best apples

Toby Buckland
Lost items in the garden? Toby has his own stories to tell!


Cover photograph: Dahlia ‘Fascination’ (pic: GAP)