Amateur Gardening cover 14 September

What’s in this issue…
Free seeds worth £2.50, plus:

 

Jobs for this week

Caring For Lawns In Autumn
Ruth explains how to prepare your grass
for winter

Autumn Container Care
It’s all change for your patio’s potted colour, says Ruth

Looking After Hard Surfaces
How to keep your garden’s framework in
good nick

 

Great garden ideas

Just Desserts
Thinking of getting an apple tree? Tamsin offers six options

Six Of The Best: Trumpet Daffodils
A classic narcissus – but which are the best performers?

How To Grow Spring-Flowering Crocus
Anne shows you how to guarantee carpets of colour

Put The Zing Into Spring With Primulas
There’s a primula for every taste and garden situation

The Other Irises
We reveal the best iris for nearly every month of the year!

 

Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
What Peter learned thanks to a nasturtium trial in Essex…

Bob Flowerdew
You can help plants adapt to colder weather, says Bob

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
The Asian hornet is a threat to our bees, as Val explains

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit and Veg
Focus on leeks, growing peanuts, how to beat plum moth

Ask John Negus
Rose cuttings, patchy lawn, and cutting back phormium

Anne’s Masterclass
Encouraging seedheads for beauty and wildlife

How To: Replace Greenhouse Glass
It’s not as tricky a job as you might think, says Tim

A Gardener’s Miscellany
Chrysanths are the subject of this week’s trivia and puzzles

Your Letters
Readers rally to defend BBC Gardeners’ World

Toby Buckland
Celebrating the seedless lovelies that keep flowering

 

Product tests and news

Robot Lawnmower Tested
Ruth tries out the Honda Miimo on long-term test

Latest Garden News
Slug pellet ban, garden show TV coverage criticised

 

Cover photo: Iris unguicularis (pic: Garden World Images)