Amateur Gardening cover 17 August 2019

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


Jobs for this week

Look After Trees and Shrubs
Those growing in pots need a bit of TLC,
says Ruth

Take Cuttings Of Woody Herbs
Follow Ruth’s simple six-step guide to success

Late Summer Lawn Care
Ruth explains how to reseed a bare patch
of lawn

Keep Rockeries In Order
Protect little plants at risk of damp and weeds

Create a Carpet of Colour
Sow fragrant phlox – they’re a must for all gardens!


Great garden ideas

On The Cutting Edge
Now is the time to take semi-ripe cuttings, says Martyn

Six Of The Best: Dark-Leaved Dahlias
The beauty of bronze-leaved foliage, around since the 1920s

How To Grow Ferns
Anne shows you how to grow this great Victorian favourite

Plant Some Black Beauties
Deep flowers and foliage that can transform borders

Add Sparkle With A Jewel Garden
How to mix rich tones to create amazing floral effects

Get The Look: Greater Manchester
Transforming a modest play area into a beautiful garden


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Short of space? Try three-dimensional planting, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
Use a full moon to help you combat pests, says Bob

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
What do you do about black spot? Val has an answer

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Focus on chillies, weeding leeks and picking melons

Ask John Negus
Clubroot tips, cutting sweet pea pods, unexpected beauty

Anne’s Masterclass
Ideas to help get started in a new and neglected garden

How To Use: Fruit And Veg Storage
Want to keep crops for longer? Tim looks at the options

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

Your Letters
Wildlife wonders, lovely berries, Chinese lanterns in Highlands

Toby Buckland
Pruning and training are like Ant and Dec, says Toby


Garden News

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Cover: Dahlia ‘Thomas A. Edison’ (pic: Garden World Images)