Amateur Gardening cover 28 September 2019

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


Jobs for this week

Saving Tender Perennials
Lift for winter and take cuttings just in case, says Ruth

Lifting and Mulching Tender Plants
Ruth says store away or insulate roots in
your borders

Starting Indoor Bulbs
Time to plant some forced bulbs for
festive colour

Taking Hardwood Cuttings
Try this easy way to make more shrubs,
says Ruth

Time To Sow More Sunshine
How to sow your pot marigolds, plus ‘What’s on’


Great garden ideas

Ideas For Small Greenhouses
Tamsin Westhorpe offers some great advice

Six Of The Very Best: Squash
Easy to grow and fab to eat, but which is best?

How To Grow Hyacinths
Anne Swithinbank’s handy planting and forcing options

Perennials For Perfume
Fragrant options to make your garden smell gorgeous

Michaelmas Daisies
Discover the best varieties to bring cheer to your garden

Get The Look
Enjoy a modern twist on this small space in Manchester


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Some striking new sunflowers are on the way, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
Careful planning to make your garden wildlife-friendly

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
Providing land for insects will reap rewards, says Val

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Preserve your harvest, try chickpeas, make an insect hotel

Ask John Negus
Orchid problem, removing casts, and a curious chilli

Anne’s Masterclass
Great ways to make more of your bumper apple crop

How To Use Hedge Trimmers
It’s time to tidy your hedges, and Tim has sound advice

A Gardener’s Miscellany
Graham’s fascinating facts and puzzles about apples

Your Letters
Buddleja bonanza, pretty nature garden, gorgeous gazania

Toby Buckland
A log pile can become a wildlife wonderland, says Toby


Garden news

Britain In Bloom Finalists Announced
We reveal the towns that have made it to the final


Cover: Aster novae-angliae (pic: Garden World Images)