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What’s in Amateur Gardening 14 April 2018

Free seeds worth £3.49

Jobs for this week

How to create a pond

Eight steps to a successful garden water feature

Tidy up winter heather

How to keep it trimmed and healthy

Dealing with weeds

Four simple solutions to tackle our arch garden enemies

Pot up plug plants 

Get your bedding off to a great start, says Ruth

Free seeds

How to make a wildflower plot with your free seeds

How to harden off tender plants

Best techniques for toughening up your plants

Great garden ideas

Pick of the very best: pieris

A shrub with year-round interest, says Graham Rice

Plants for ponds

Six of the best ‘water wonders’ for your pond

Climbers for walls of colour

North, south, east or west-facing examples

Fragrant favourite: Lily-of-the-valley

With its perfumed bells it’s a must for May

Get the look

A hillside wildlife-friendly garden in Derbyshire

Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook

Get your soil in tip-top condition, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew

Bob’s top tips for growing the best salads

Val Bourne’s garden wildlife

Why local produce is better for you and the planet

Lucy Chamberlain’s fruit and veg

Make a seed bed, sow squashes, start brassicas

Anne Swithinbank’s masterclass: pond special

How to clear a neglected pond

Your questions answered

Remove moss, moving a magnolia, keeping hydrangeas blue

Gardener’s miscellany

Graham’s theme this week is the humble potato

How to grow clematis

A must for every garden whatever the size, says Anne

Your letters

Cut flowers in water, cold-snap blues, help the bees

Toby Buckland

Toby reveals how to grow spuds ‘the quick way’


Product tests

Tried and tested

Six different types of lawn edging tested