Amateur Gardening Cover 8 September 2018

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8 September

Free seeds worth £2.05

 

Jobs for this week

Cheap Options for Spring
Ruth sings the praises of versatile spring bulbs

Planting Bulbs In Borders
The same technique will work for all varieties

Maximise the Season
Get the most from this year’s bounty, says Ruth

Free Lupin Seeds And Collecting Your Own
Sow Lupin ‘Pixie Delight’ and other hardy annuals now

Prepare Your Pond For Winter/What’s On
Clear out weeds and reduce fish food, says Ruth

 

Great garden ideas

Pick of the Best: Sweetcorn
Graham Rice picks his top six cream of the cobs

Success With Hardwood Cuttings
Tamsin Westhorpe on propagating trees and shrubs for free

Ultimate Guide to Little Blue Bulbs
The best ways to use these invaluable spring flowers

Discover More Distinctive Daffodils
Daffs with a difference, including new and heirloom varieties

A Typically Tropical Garden
How a love of exotic plants led to a ‘manicured jungle’

 

Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
It’s time to think about Christmas and spring bulbs, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
Bob’s tips on safety when picking apples and pears

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
Tips from Val on how to help hedgehogs

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit And Veg
Pick and store nuts, harvest sweetcorn, sow hardy leaves

Ask John Negus
When to prune clematis, poorly pear, caring for blueberries

Anne’s Masterclass
Anne Swithinbank explains how to perk up a peace lily

How To Grow Nerines
The perfect plant for a sunny south-facing site

A Gardener’s Miscellany
Fascinating facts about carrots and parsnips

Your Letters
Meths for mealy bugs, exotic success, foreign plant invasion

Toby Buckland
Toby blows hot and cold with his look at chilli plants

 

Product tests

Latest News
Top weed killer health controversy, readers can name apple!

Tried And Tested
Six drip irrigation and soaker hoses on test

 

Cover photograph: Narcissus ‘Pimpernel’ (pic: GAP)