Amateur Gardening cover 2 March 2019

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


Jobs for this week

Summer Flowering Bulbs
Ruth’s top bulbs for summer, and
how to grow them

Smart Money-Saving Tips
Try these simple ideas that make
gardening cheaper

Give Trees and Shrubs a Boost
Now is the time to feed them as
they start to grow again

How To Harvest Rainwater
Smart tips, and how to attach a
water butt to a downpipe

Prepare For Hard Weather
Spring can have a sting in the tail, so take these steps!

Free Seeds/What’s On
How to grow your free glorious gazanias


Great garden ideas

Six Of The Very Best: Looseleaf Lettuce
Graham gives his verdict on the top non-hearting options

Stunners For Summer
Six best bulbs to plant now for dazzling summer colour

Multi-Season Clematis Combos
Long-lasting climbers guaranteed with these clever selections

It’s Time To Rethink Gladioli
Presenting some lovely new twists on the classic trumpets

Get The Look
Do you love daffs? Then you’ll love this reader’s garden!


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Another disease-resistant busy Lizzie is announced

Bob Flowerdew
Make time for asparagus – the taste will be your reward

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
Do you have a scorpion in your garden? I do, says Val

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Lucy’s guide to greenhouses, polytunnels and frames

Ask John Negus
Unruly smoke bush, furry plant pest, straggly sweet peas

Anne’s Masterclass
Fail-safe guide to dividing and replanting herbaceous plants

How To Use Tools: Heated Propagators
Tim explains the best way to use these growing machines

A Gardener’s Miscellany
This week, the crocus is the subject of trivia, quizzes and prizes

Alan Titchmarsh At Large
Alan talks about lavender in this article from February 1984

How To Grow Begonias
Anne Swithinbank’s tips for flamboyant foliage outdoors

Your Letters
Adventures with fieldfares… and a letter from the 1970s!

Toby Buckland
Banish seeds of doubt and plan your sowing spaces, says Toby


Cover photograph (GAP): Gladiolus ‘The Bride’