Amateur Gardening cover 22 December 2018

What’s in Amateur Gardening
22 December 2018

Free Seeds Worth £4.70

Jobs for this week

Christmas in the Garden
Reasons to escape into the garden if the home gets busy!

Make a Festive Basket for Christmas Day
Create a colourful welcome with Ruth’s
easy steps

Be Even Greener At Christmas
How to re-use packaging and unwanted gifts in the garden

Your Free Seeds and How To Sow Them
Lobelia ‘Cambridge Blue’ and Morning Glory ‘Grandpa Otts’

Great Garden Ideas Death in the Garden!
Poisonous plants and their uses throughout history

Wildlife at Christmas
What’s happening outside while you’re eating Xmas pud?

How to Keep Christmas Plants Alive
No more poleaxed poinsettias or tired amaryllis

Six of the Best: Euonymus
Enjoy amazing evergreen foliage with this popular shrub

Get The Look: The Suburban Garden
Beautiful small garden near Manchester city centre


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
A healthy root system is key to a thriving houseplant, says Peter

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
How you can tempt holly blue butterflies into your garden

Bob Flowerdew
Escape to the garden for productive seasonal tasks, says Bob

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Making a hotbed, edible houseplants, designing a herb garden

A Gardener’s Miscellany
Perhaps surprisingly, Christmas is the theme this week!

Best Innovations of 2018
The amazing new plants that we can all grow next year

Shape of Things to Come
Extreme weather may be here to stay, so what can we do?

Meet AG’s Astounding Agony Uncle
John Negus – the most accessible garden expert in Britain

RHS Explains
What happens to insect pests in winter? We reveal all

Ask John Negus
Begonia timings, hydrangea pruning, easy colours to grow

Anne’s Masterclass
Beautiful plants that are easier for the disabled to maintain

How To Grow Lenten Roses
Brighten up your shady spots in late winter, says Anne

Your Fantastic Letters
We feature some of your best letters and reader tips

Toby Buckland
Toby finds Christmas inspiration from a 1960s copy of AG


News, subscription offer and products

2018 News Digest: Top Stories of the Year
We review the highs and lows of an extraordinary year

Tried and Tested: Gardening Diaries
One of these is sure to suit your needs for next year!

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Cover pic (GAP): A robin redbreast (Erithacus rubecula)