Amateur Gardening cover 30 June 2018

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30 June

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Preserving Your Garden Shed
Ruth shows you how in eight easy steps

Bulbs for Autumn Colour
Plant now to boost post-summer borders, says Ruth

The ‘Hampton Hack-Back’
How to give your perennials a mid-summer trim

Free Seeds/What’s On
How to plant your verbascum and what to do near you


Great garden ideas

Pick of the Best: Cistus
Showy summer flowers that require little looking after

The Wonder of Weeds
Many come with genuine benefits — we name six to consider keeping

Roses: Ramblers Versus Climbers
What really is the difference between the two, and which is best?

9 of the best Autumn-Flowering Bulbs
Now’s the time to plant, and here are some great garden options

The Seed People
We meet the ladies behind Chiltern Seeds


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
What happens to plants after Chelsea? Peter explains

Bob Flowerdew
Don’t worry if your fruit tree is shedding its load, says Bob Val Bourne’s

Garden Wildlife
How beetles can help us in our battle against slugs

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Plant out leeks, harvest broad beans, spruce up strawberries

Anne’s Masterclass
How do you keep bamboo in order? Anne offers her tips

Ask John Negus
Ruined peonies, rose cuttings and strange courgettes

How To Grow Hydrangeas
You could have the 2018 Chelsea winner in your garden

A Gardener’s Miscellany
This week’s subject for trivia and prizes is ‘pests’

Your Letters
Great tips, plus your opinions and pictures

Toby Buckland
Big brassy dahlias are back in fasion, says Toby


News and product tests

Latest News
Hampton Court preview and new show at Belvoir Castle

Tried and Tested: Long Handled Weeders
Need a good weeder? We have six on test


Cover: Rosa ‘Paul’s Himalyan Musk’ David Austin (pic: Alamy)