Amateur Gardening 9 May 2020 cover

Amateur Gardening 9 May
Free seeds worth £3.10, plus:

Jobs for this week

Take Some Dahlia Cuttings
Discover an easy way to get even more of
your favourite plants!

Splitting An Overgrown Perennial
Keep perennials going strong and cut back early flowering perennials

Make Space For A Home Harvest
Find room for something edible – plus, tasty veggies for small spaces

Time For The Chelsea Chop
Cut some of your perennials for neatness and
a longer supply of blooms

Free Seeds And Birdwatch
Amateur Gardening 9 May free Sarah Raven seeds, and the lovely blue tit


Great garden ideas

Winning Ways With Wisteria
Five exquisite varieties that are perfect for pergolas or even a pot!

Summer Colour Combos
Make borders sing with nine combinations for stunning colour coordination

Delightful Osteospermums
Uplifting African daisies that will light up your borders and containers


Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Make your own container to grow your vegetables in, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
It may be sunnier, but be sure to plan for a late frost, says Bob

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Focus on asparagus, train cordon toms, protect your potted edibles

Val Bourne
If you want to see wildlife let some grass grow longer, says Val

Ask John Negus
Pregnant cactus, feeding lupins, allium delight and tomato tragedy

A Gardener’s Miscellany
Our trivia and prizes are all about fuchsias, a summer favourite

Anne Swithinbank’s Masterclass
Do you want to attract frogs to your garden? Anne shows you how

All Our Yesterdays
Christopher Lloyd on how to fill the gap between spring and summer

How To Use Tools
Time to mulch beds and borders: find out what to use, and how much

Letters To Wendy
AG readers on a seed-sowing boom and a big return to grow-your-own

Toby Buckland
What can we learn from tree rings? Toby consults his inner circles

Garden News
Where you can get hold of your plants during this uncertain time

Cover: Osteospermum ‘Sunscape Daisy Side Show Bicolour Purple’ (pic: GWI)