Amateur Gardening cover 30 November 2019

What’s in this issue…


Jobs for this week

10 Autumnal Tasks For This Week
Keep busy with Ruth’s guide to mulching, planting, feeding and tidying

Create A Winter Container
How to make an impact with seasonal colours that can last through winter

Replenish Winter Beds
Ruth shows you how to look after the soil and framework of raised beds

How To Avoid Storm Damage
Make sure your garden can withstand winter’s worst, including heavy snow


Great garden ideas

Winter Stems
Generate interest with vibrant winter plants that dare to bare all!

Surviving The Cold
Delight in the canny cacti and succulents that are happy outdoors

Structure With Evergreens
Glossy leaves, unusual markings and pops of colour for every garden

Flowering Hedges
Why you should try floriferous hedges to create a colourful boundary


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
‘No-dig’ gardening has some real benefits, as Peter explains

Bob Flowerdew
It’s time to think about sensible layers of mulch, says Bob

Val Bourne
How did butterflies do in 2019? Val relates her experiences

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Focus on raspberries, protect irrigation kit, try garlic mustard

Ask John Negus
Your questions about nemesia seeds, comfrey tea and hot pokers

Anne Swithinbank’s Masterclass
Overrun with leftover seeds and not sure what to do? Anne can help

A Gardener’s Miscellany
Pansies and violas are the basis for puzzles, prizes and fancies

How To Grow Hellebores
Anne Swithinbank explains how to make the most of the pretty Lenten rose

Letters to Wendy
A towering triffid, a fruiting summer raspberry, and a special windowbox

Toby Buckland
His hedge proves to be a moving experience, but Toby is boxing clever


Reviews and offers

Tried & Tested
Cosy up, as six hand-warmers get put to the test by Tim Rumball

Get your hands on a great subs deal in a paper wrap!


Cover: Hibiscus syriacus Starburst Chiffon (pic: Garden World Images)