Amateur Gardening cover 27 April 2019

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


Jobs for this week

Create A Wildlife Haven
Give native wildlife a treat and make a pond
in 12 easy steps

Best New Garden Products 2019
Find out about the latest kit designed to
make gardening easier!

Time For Veggie Plug Plants
Growing from seed is fun, but there are easier ways…

Protect Blossom From Frost
Don’t let the changeable weather catch you out, as Ruth explains

Growing African Violets
Ruth champions the return of these once-popular houseplants


Great garden ideas

Six Of The Very Best: Perennial Primulas
See our pick of these robust, shade-loving beauties

Best Plants For Ponds
Compact aquatic companions for a small garden pond

Sunflowers: The Six Best For You
Bright, joyful, great for bees and very versatile, as we reveal

Light And Airy Umbellifers
Nine frothy pollinators to try for truly beautiful borders

Get The Look: The Eclectic Garden
Structural evergreens find harmony with superlative blooms


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Inspiring Japanese petchoa that deliver startling colour

Bob Flowerdew
Want to protect your toms? Build a tent, suggests Bob

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
Still using peat? There are good alternatives, says Val

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit And Veg
The joy of asparagus, sowing sweetcorn, avocado project

Ask John Negus
Sad cordyline, multiplying tulips, and pruning a peach

Anne’s Masterclass
Anne explains why salads ‘bolt’ and what you can do

How To Use Raised Beds
Tim on the technique made popular by Geoff Hamilton

A Gardener’s Miscellany
Ponds are the subject of this week’s trivia and quizzes

How To Grow Lilies
Anne explains the secrets to exuberant summer trumpets

Your Letters With Wendy
Celebrating dandelions, a dangerous shell, pulling rhubarb

Toby Buckland
A special rhododendron calls for special soil, as Toby reveals


Reader offers

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Here’s your chance to pick up 72 perennials for just £9.99!


Cover photograph: Sunflower (pic: Alamy)