Amateur Gardening 24 February 2018

What’s in Amateur Gardening 24 February

Free seeds worth £2.69

Jobs for this week

Plant feed special

Ruth gives the lowdown on when to feed, why to feed and how to feed, and provides a simple guide to the variety of products on offer

Household plant resurrection

A neglected dracaena is brought back to life

Planting your free seeds

Echinacea purpurea is both pretty and easy to grow

Better late than never!

An old packet of crocus bulbs is given a second chance


Great garden ideas

Pick of the best: dwarf narcissi

Graham Rice reveals his choice of RHS AGM winners

Gardening solutions

How to add glamour to your garden with pineapple lilies

Sweet pea masterclass

What to sow now for a summer of glorious scent

Flowering shrubs for year-round colour 

Dependable but far from boring, says Louise Curley

Get the look
How your travels can inspire your garden scheme


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook

Grafting fruit trees is easier than you think, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew

How new regulations on rat control will affect you

Val Bourne’s garden wildlife

Not all snails are common and some are protected species

Lucy Chamberlain’s fruit and veg

Sowing parsley, new fruit to try, and final pruning

Anne Swithinbank’s Masterclass

Got an ugly wall? Anne shows you how to beautify it

Your questions answered

Polianthes in pots, best weed killer, finding saffron crocus

Gardener’s miscellany

Curious facts, puzzles and prizes for your teatime break

How to grow hydrangeas

It’s easy to influence their colour, says Anne Swithinbank

Your letters

Plastic pollution, peat debate and some funky fungus

Toby Buckland

Plants can work as a great wind break, says Toby


Reader offers and product tests

Win a £517.20 Makita cordless line trimmer!

There are two up for grabs, plus 10 dry bags

Tried and tested

Three-prong cultivators are useful for busy borders – we try six and name the best