Amateur Gardening cover May 19

What’s in Amateur Gardening 19 May 2018

Free seeds worth £2.29


Jobs for this week

How to deal with pests
Ruth cites eight garden nasties and how to combat them

Perk up your primroses
Divide straggly clumps for better flowering, says Ruth

Free seeds: wild poppy
How to grow these seeds, plus what’s on near you


Great garden ideas

Pick of the very best: runner beans
Easy and very tasty, Graham reveals his top six varieties

The seed people: Mr Fothergill’s
Genesis of the company and its new Optigrow system

Give your garden an exotic flavour
The tips, tricks (and cheats) for borders and containers

Get to know hardy salvias
An ornamental sage that offers summer colour and interest

Get the look
A garden that features clever use of light and shade


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
RHS Chelsea must reconnect with AG readers, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
Encourage spiders into your garden, says Bob

Val Bourne’s garden wildlife
Marigolds and nasturtiums are a pest early warning system

Lucy Chamberlain’s fruit and veg
How to deter pests, smart way to grow veg in a small space

Anne’s masterclass
How to control slugs and snails without pellets

Your questions answered
Move a clematis, when to repot azaleas, best seaside plants

Gardener’s miscellany
Facts, fancies and puzzles with a royal wedding theme

How to grow gardenias
They can be challenging, but Anne has the answers

Your letters
Misspelt name, cracked pot, smart tom tip, rampant cowslip

Toby Buckland
Toby reveals why he’s growing more herbs for their seeds


News, product tests and offers

Latest news
Knotweed nightmare, busy Lizzies back, great free rose book

Tried and tested
Lawn weed, feed and moss killers: organic and chemical


Cover photograph: Hemerocallis ‘Red Twister’ (pic: GAP)