Amateur Gardening 4 April 2020 cover

Amateur Gardening 4 April
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Amateur Gardening 4 April
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Use Plant Food Supplements
Ruth’s guide to giving plants extra nutrients and minerals

Ongoing Container Care
Help when compost runs out of steam, picking the right supplements

Get The Best From Plug Plants
How plug plants take the faff out of planting your summer garden

Sow Our Free Cosmos Seeds
Delightful summer annual ‘Candy Stripe’ to brighten pots and borders


Great garden ideas

New products for 2020
All the latest kit and ideas to make your gardening year easier

Growing Lewisia
A show-stopping alpine that looks delicate but is surprisingly tough

Always Evergreens
Vibrant, versatile verdants – and why every garden needs them now

The Woodlanders
How you can replicate the romance of natural woodland in your garden

How To Grow Begonias
Kris Collins explains how to get bountiful results in sun and shade

Get The Look
Discover a lovely apple-tree garden with fruit trees hiding in island beds


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Time to dig deep into the latest mulch discoveries, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
Let’s help our bees with some vital manual pollination, says Bob

Val Bourne
Why pests are vital to many of our garden favourites, says Val

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Focus on growing peas, pricking out seedlings, and unusual cucurbits

Ask John Negus
Your questions on boosting apricots, hungry camellias and a potted problem

Anne Swithinbank’s Masterclass
How to get better sprouting broccoli and some lovely of the best varieties

A Gardener’s Miscellany
Ornamental onions are the subject of this week’s trivia and puzzles

Letters to Wendy
Back-garden hedges, a jungle haven, and a novel use for an old sewing machine base

How to Use
Cell trays or seed trays? Tim explains the differences, and making the right choice

Toby Buckland
We should all be making time for the slow worms hiding in our compost heap, says Toby


Cover: Lewisia cotyledon (pic: Alamy)