Amateur Gardening 17 October 2020 cover

Amateur Gardening 17 October
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Winter Pots And Baskets
Ruth shows you how to create spots of winter colour that can see you through to spring

Recycling Plants In Pots
Now’s the time to revive existing plantings
with fresh compost and new plants, says Ruth

Quick And Easy Veg Plot Jobs
Ruth explains how to keep on top of early autumn tasks – plus, divide mature rhubarb

Prepare Greenhouses For Winter
Get your glass house ready for the months ahead and follow our tips to better overwintering plants

Free Seeds And Bird Watch
Love poppies? Grow your own charming meadow beauty with Amateur Gardening
17 October free seeds


Great garden ideas

Classy Camellias
Growing these cold-season spectaculars is well within your grasp, so plant some glamour now!

Spring Re-Boot
Want to kickstart your next display? Try these spring flowering perennials, scented climbers and beautiful bulbs

Variegated Plants
Glorious evergreens and perennials to create tantalising two-tone foliage for every garden


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Summer may now be as far away as ever but the gardening season is far from over, as
Peter explains

Bob Flowerdew
Give yourself a spicy treat with hearty horseradish – it’s easy to grow, says Bob

Val Bourne
Believe it or not, some bees’ tongues are longer than others, which determines the flowers they visit

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Focus on celery and celeriac, potted tenders, planting dwarf raspberries and mint root cuttings

Ask John Negus
Your questions on black figs, trimming cineraria, sideways salvia and hydrangea help in winter

Anne Swithinbank’s Masterclasss
Create subtle sweeping displays the easy way with Anne’s guide to ornamental grasses

All Our Yesterdays
Arthur Hellyer reveals some of his favourite climbing rose varieties that are still available today

A Gardener’s Miscellany
Fancy a pot of gold? Graham’s trivia and puzzles are all about dazzling golden conifers

Tool Tech
Tim Rumball shows you how to reinvigorate your summer perennials by lifting and dividing
the crowns

Letters to Wendy
AG readers share their thoughts on versatile herbs and round courgettes and a good apple!

Toby Buckland
Growing wildflowers takes skill and knowledge, says Toby, so take a walk on the wild side…

Garden News
Box tree moth alert, rare potato revived and Honda’s youngest master technician


Cover: Camellia x williamsii ‘Brian’ (pic: Alamy)