Amateur Gardening cover 15 June 2019

What’s in this issue…
Free seeds worth £2.35, plus:

 

Jobs for this week

How You Can Be A Wildlife Hero
10 simple steps to turn your garden into a wildlife haven

Cut Back Hardy Geraniums
How to keep your plants in shape for secondary blooms

Plant Up A Lasting Container
Good care keeps pots blooming into autumn, says Ruth

Outdoor Break For Houseplants
Quite a few indoor plants enjoy a holiday, as Ruth explains

Feeding Shrubs And Perennials
Ruth reveals the secrets to productive plants all summer

 

Great garden ideas

Six Of The Very Best: Heucheras
Enjoy a festival of colour with these well-loved perennials

Climbing Companions
Perfect partners don’t come prettier than the rose and clematis

Create A Bee Haven For Autumn
Nectar-rich ways to keep our bumble friends buzzing!

Instant Veg Garden
Great ideas for veg plug plants that ensure quick results

Get The Look: Different Islands
Island hopping with this unusual garden in Somerset

 

Gardening wisdom

Peter Seabrook
Regular checks make for better veg crops, says Peter

Bob Flowerdew
Harvest veg early and often for greater returns, as Bob reveals

Val Bourne’s Garden Wildlife
It’s time to consider the impact of alien species, says Val

Lucy Chamberlain’s Fruit And Veg
Benefits of potager plots, multi-sowing and bitter melon

Ask John Negus
Floppy sedums, withered roses, thyme pruning, onion agony

Anne’s Masterclass
Anne explains how to bring life back to a mirabelle plum tree

How To Grow Osteospermum
Bring borders to life with stunning African daisies, says Anne

A Gardener’s Miscellany
This week, enjoy a Father’s Day treat with our trivia and puzzles

Your Letters
Chainsaw debate, smart tom tip, pretty peony, garden wildlife

Toby Buckland
What is that rank odour in his garden? Toby is determined to find out…

 

Reader offers and product tests

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Tried and Tested
Not all watering cans are made equal, as Tim discovers

 

Cover pic (GAP): Sympyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Mrs ST Wright’