Amateur Gardening 9 May 2020 cover

In Amateur Gardening 9 May 2020, free seeds worth £3.10, plus: beautiful osteospermums for borders and containers, 9 colour combos for your summer garden, winning ways with wisteria.

Shirley Hibberd Main

Hero of the suburban garden: Shirley Hibberd The morning of the 3rd May 1884 was one of those dreary, bitter-cold days when everything seemed black, grey and miserable. Dense smoke…

After a slightly longer-than-usual delay thanks to C19, our veg seeds from Mr Fothergill’s finally arrived to great excitement. Hurrah! We have three varieties of tomato, chard, runner beans and…

We seem to have a week for everything these days – National Potato Week, National Sausage Week, National Get Outraged About Something Really Strange Week. Yesterday we talked about International…

One of the most common questions we are asked is How can I make good homemade compost? Ours is all sludgy/smelly/dried out’. This week is International Compost Awareness Week –…

Garry Coward-Williams, editor Every plant variety in my garden fulfils a different role and thereby a unique place in my horticultural affections; the highlights of this year so far are…

Amateur Gardening 2 May 2020 cover

In Amateur Gardening 2 May 2020, free seeds worth £2.40, plus: gorgeous zinnias for borders and cutting, perfect planters and unusual climbers for your garden.

Spring and autumn is traditionally the best time to plant evergreens. Thinking back to February and March, I recall the garden was still firmly in the grasp of winter. The…