Amateur Gardening cover 9 March 2019

What’s in this issue…
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Jobs for this week

Time To Plant Your Spring Containers
Great ideas and step-by-step advice for
long-lasting colour

Quick Jobs For Early March/What’s On
Ruth’s guide to simple jobs that will keep things ticking over


Great garden ideas

Six Of The Very Best: Chaenomeles
Try this charming compact flowerer, perfect
for a wall or fence

Best Fuss-Free Plants To Sow
Hardy annuals are the answer, and we select six great options

How To Make The Most Of Annuals
We pick 15 favourites guaranteed to delight with summer colour

Old And New English Marigolds
Instant garden cheer with traditional and modern calendulas

Get The Look: The Quirky Garden
Beauty redefined with unusual shapes and inspired recycling


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Are you mulching – and if so, are you mulching properly?

Bob Flowerdew
One cut leads to another, as Bob swaps secateurs for the mower

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
How Darwin is connected to old maids, mice and bees!

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Grow a potted orchard, kiwi berries, and asparagus from seed

How To Grow Fuchsia
Anne shows you how to cultivate these two-tone temptations

Ask John Negus
Making a wildlife-friendly patch, top trumpets, and a bulb thief!

How To Use Tools: Cloches and Growing Tents
They can make all the difference between success and failure

A Gardener’s Miscellany
Beetroot is the subject for this week’s puzzles, trivia and prizes

Anne’s Masterclass
Do you have a straggly salvia? Anne shows you how to restore it

Your Letters
Veg seed debate, birds with woollies, and an ode to snowdrops

Toby Buckland
Toby gives the inside scoop on how to supersize your spuds


News, product tests and offers

Latest Garden News
Will the slug pellet ban cause an increase in garden pests?

Trying Out A Chainsaw
The editor tries one of the new breed of Stihl battery models

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Cover pic (GAP): Narcissus ‘Rip van Winkle’, Pansy ‘Karma Blue Butterfly’, Muscari armeniacum