Amateur Gardening cover 23 March 2019

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

Jobs for this week

Make Time For Perennials!
Planting, dividing and moving: follow Ruth’s guide to growth

Get Your Roses Off To The Best Start
Prune and feed your roses, and don’t forget
to combat pests

Make A Mother’s Day Gift
Ruth explains how to create a lovely personalised container


Great garden ideas

Six Of The Very Best: Willows
Think Salix can’t surprise you? Think again, says Graham

Fantastic Phormiums
Find out how to bring structural splendour to your garden

Ultimate Guide To Annual Climbers
Look beyond sweet peas and be dazzled by these options

Get The Look: The Long And Narrow Garden
Feast your eyes on a garden transformed by clever design


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Introducing some astonishing begonias with real staying power

Bob Flowerdew
Create more manageable steps for sowing success, says Bob

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
Why self-seeding celandines are ideal for wildlife gardens

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit And Veg
How to control those weeds to help your veg grow better

How To Grow Gaillardia
Anne’s tips to cultivating these bright and uplifting blooms

Ask John Negus
Orchid trouble, garlic invasion, and can soot help plants?

Anne’s Masterclass
Find out how to get the best from planting pips and pits

A Gardener’s Miscellany
Gorge on a feast of facts about superfoods to grow at home

Your Letters
Compostable bag update, more peat debate, and mucky pups

Toby Buckland
The nesting habits of certain birds are amazing, says Toby


News and product tests

Latest Garden News
Free RHS seeds, good news for bees, Exbury centenary

Tried And Tested
We reveal the very best gardening gloves for ladies


Cover photo (GAP): Convolvulus tricolor ‘Royal Ensign’