Amateur Gardening cover 8 June 2019

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

 

Jobs for this week

Care Of Garden Structures
How to keep patios, fences and sheds in
good order

The Art Of Outdoor Painting
Ruth talks you through the basics of
creative wood care

Planting Out Mature Cuttings
It’s time for Ruth’s scented geraniums to
go outside

What To Prune In Early Summer
Not all pruning happens in winter,
as Ruth explains

 

Great garden ideas

Colour-Theme Your Bedding
Anne Swithinbank explains how to use a colour wheel

Six Of The Best: Garden Pinks
Pinks are perky once more – but which six are the best?

Reach For The Sky
We show you the best tall perennials for dramatic borders

A Summer Of Scent
Tempting options for bringing fragrance to your garden

Add Autumn Interest With Grasses
Creating easy movement and colour in the months ahead

Get The Look: A Sloping Garden
How one couple made the best of a difficult location

 

Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Fruit can work against a fence or a wall, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
Thinning is the way to quality crops, as Bob reveals

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
Discover these humane ways to deter slugs, says Val

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit And Veg
Thin out fruit trees, grow coriander, try strawberry spinach

Ask John Negus
Dying lilies, chicken carnage and some strange webbing

Anne’s Masterclass
What can you plant in dry shade? Follow Anne’s guide

How To Use Patio/Decking Cleaners
Now is the time to get your outdoor space spotless!

A Gardener’s Miscellany
Lavender is this week’s subject for puzzles and trivia

Your Letters
Bindweed poem, happy frog, wasp love, and a reader tip

Toby Buckland
Keep an eye out for those midsummer chills, says Toby

 

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Cover photograph: Lilium Roselily Natalia (pic: Clive Nichols)