Amateur Gardening cover 9 Feb 2019

What’s in this issue…
Free seeds worth £2.75, plus:

Jobs for this week

Growing In Small Spaces
Ruth’s top tips for making the most of
small spaces

Ornamentals In Containers
There’s still time to plant up bare-root
roses, says Ruth

Top-Dressing and Repotting Shrubs
Find out how to invigorate your potted
trees and shrubs

Pests and Disease Watch
They could still be a danger despite the
cold, says Ruth

Free Seeds/What’s On
Ruth’s tips for planting your free French lavender


Great garden ideas

Pick Of The Very Best: Camellias
Who can resist these tough beauties for borders?

How To Grow Lily Of The Valley
Anne Swithinbank’s top tips for this spring favourite

Ideas For Easy Spring Planters
Nine smart ways to get gorgeous colourful containers

Valentine’s Day Guide To Romantic Plants
Great ideas for long-lasting gifts for your loved one

Best New Plants To Grow For 2019
Enjoy these exciting new selections from seed companies

Get The Look: Small and Busy
This Liverpool garden is packed with quirky, colourful plants


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
January has been a great start to the season, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
Cucumbers hard work? No, they’re really not, says Bob

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
How will Val’s resident blackbird fare this winter?

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Indoor sowing, dividing herbs, using up stored tubers

Ask John Negus
Clematis trouble, strange hellebores, toms still fruiting!

How To Use Tools: Compost Bins
Different types of bin, and the best ways to use them

A Gardener’s Miscellany
Trivia, puzzles and prizes on the theme of China

Anne’s Masterclass
We help you to find the perfect plants for a sunny fence

Your Letters
Resilient winter iris, mimosa magic, and a useful pop sock

Toby Buckland
Could the red squirrel be making a return? Toby thinks so


Garden News

Latest News
Plastic recycling issues with councils, RHS Dig for Victory


Cover pic (Alamy): Bleeding Hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis)