Amateur Gardening cover mar 24 2018 for web

What’s in Amateur Gardening 24 March 2018

Free seeds worth £2.45

Jobs for this week

Plan for your four-day Easter break
It’s time to get your gardening year started, says Ruth Hayes

Sow hardy annuals now
How to prepare your soil for this year’s burst of colour!

How to move a perennial
Ruth Hayes explains how to do this in six easy stages

Hygiene is the key to healthy plants
It’s time to get to grips with your post-winter clean-up

Set to and plant your onions
Now is the perfect time to start this year’s crop, says Ruth Hayes

How to sow your free seeds/what’s on
Aster ‘Milady Mixed’ is a long-blooming favourite

Great garden ideas

Pick of the very best: clematis
Graham Rice chooses six large, late-flowered varieties

Pots of colour at Easter
Tamsin Westhorpe suggests six great plants for instant impact

Hardy annuals for every garden
We reveal the best for cutting, borders, wildlife and scent

Create a courtyard garden
Hazel Sillver on the plants and techniques you need for success

Get the look
How one reader created a garden of many styles


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Be prepared for changes in the weather, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
What should you do about weeds? Bob has a plan…

Lucy Chamberlain’s fruit and veg
Sow lettuces, outdoor tomatoes and mulch fruit bushes

Val Bourne’s garden wildlife
Why the ashy mining bee digs and the bee fly takes advantage

Anne Swithinbank’s masterclass
How to start a new strawberry bed

Your questions answered
Jazzing-up a gravelly patch, sick skimmia, mystery bulbs

Your letters
Allotment wildlife, beware of garden-centre temptation

How to grow foxgloves
Tips on growing this cottage-garden favourite

Gardener’s miscellany
Facts, puzzles and fancies with the lawn as a theme

Toby Buckland
Toby gets himself into a sticky situation with insects

Reader offers

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Your chance to save up to £200 on a new greenhouse