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Amateur Gardening 8 August
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Make Summer Colour Last
Great ideas to keep your garden lively and colourful as we head into autumn

Try These Late-Blooming Heroes
How to keep some of your garden favourites going safely until the first frosts

Time To Prick Out Seedlings
Ruth’s tips on pricking out and moving on young plants so that they grow robustly

Peg Down Strawberry Runners
Enjoy the fast track to free strawberry plants with this guide to easy propagation

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Great garden ideas

Night-Scented Flowers
Add another dimension to gardening and perfume the patio with these fragrant picks

Smouldering Colours
Reignite your late summer borders with some smouldering berry and jewel tones

PeeGee Hydrangeas
Lacy and lovely, these compact conical paniculatas are stunning in a small garden


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Getting rid of invasive bamboo is a massive job but it can be done, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
Here’s how to make sure you can feast on fresh fruit through winter, says Bob

Val Bourne
How do honeybees toot and quack? Val reveals all in this week’s wildlife column

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Preventing late tomato blight, sowing the best spring cabbages, lifting shallots

Ask John Negus
Your questions about missing birdies, supporting a tree and a mystery bargain

Anne Swithinbank’s Masterclass
Ailing oleander? Anne explains how to nurture a plant and the best exotic beauties

All Our Yesterdays
Arthur Hellyer’s pick of the best large-flowered roses in our modern rose history series

A Gardener’s Miscellany
This week, Graham Clarke’s sizzling trivia and quizzes are all about peppers and chillies

Tried & Tested
Tim tests six devices that are designed to keep the wasps at bay in your summer garden

Letters to Wendy
AG readers share stories on obsessive plant buying and clematis: the queen of climbers

Toby Buckland
A green and ghastly weed has transformed a pond from crystal clear to a witch’s brew

Garden News
UK facing massive water shortage; UK’s summer wildlife winners; financial aid news


Cover: Dahlia ‘Chat Noir’ (pic: GAP)