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Amateur Gardening

Mar 27 2021
Magazine

Every week, Amateur Gardening is the first choice for both beginners and knowledgeable gardeners looking for advice and easy-to-follow practical features on growing flowers, trees, shrubs as well as fruit and vegetables. Be inspired, by our beautifully illustrated features covering plant and flower groups, both home grown and exotic, and take a sneak peek into some of the most beautiful private gardens around the country. Plus, every week we feature expert opinion and tips from some of gardening’s most influential exponents including Toby Buckland, Bob Flowerdew, Anne Swithinbank, Peter Seabrook and Jo Whittingham.

Editor‘s

Getting your roses ready • Planting, pruning and feeding are all done now, says Ruth

Be brave and prune hard • Cutting right back will prompt strong new growth

Tackling pests and disease • Ruth is ready to nip potential problems in the bud

Dead daff maintenance • Let them die back naturally to feed the bulbs, says Ruth

Rudbeckia takes top prize • Trials have been an outstanding success, as Peter reveals

Peter’s top tips

Sowing cosmic sunshine • Cosmos are a must for every summer garden, says Ruth

Bird Watch: The common linnet (Linaria cannabina) • These pretty finches are sadly under threat, says Ruth

Liquid feed for free • Nourishing plants with liquid feed is one area where you’ll save a fortune by growing your own treatments, says Bob

Back to life… • Val anticipates the joys of newly awakened butterflies

Focus on… Potted orchards • Think you can’t grow an orchard in a modest-sized garden? Well, think again, as Lucy Chamberlain explains how to big up your fruit quotas even in close quarters

3 FOR 2 OFFER ON 40 BEDDING PLANTS

Learning to love Green • Forget the razzle-dazzle of brazen yellows, blazing reds and shocking purples, the colour of sophistication and quiet beauty is green, says Graham Rice

Green options for all needs

Green flowers for cutting

Shape up yourgarden • Plant architectural perennials now to inject borders with drama and structure. Here are some great examples and ideas on where to place them, says Hazel Sillver

9 Architectural flowers

3 striking seedheads

4 Architectural foliage plants

Audacious Artichokes • It’s rare in horticulture that something with strikingly-good architectural looks is also a joy to eat, but artichokes are just that says Camilla Phelps

6 artichoke varieties

Ask John Negus John has been answering reader queries for 50 years John will reply personally to all your gardening questions every week

ROOTS • Grow your own ROOTS at home with our seed subscription

All about celery… • Crunching the data for this tasty vegetable

Word search

Crossword …just for fun!

Propagating bamboo orchids • Dendrobium or ‘bamboo’ orchids make great indoor plants, and with the right know-how you can propagate your own by following Steve and Val Bradley’s advice

Divide herbaceous perennials

Spring Sale 5 ISSUES FOR £5/85/€5. • BIG SAVINGS ON OUR BEST-SELLING MAGAZINES

Painting with Perennials • Recreate the soft, romantic ‘chocolate box’ styles of the Victorian era by planting your perennials in a more ‘painterly way’ as suggested by Anne Swithinbank

9 perennials for billowing borders

Rabbit-proof plants

Good for clay soil

Toby Buckland • Plantsman and BBC gardening presenter


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Frequency: Weekly Pages: 60 Publisher: Future Publishing Ltd Edition: Mar 27 2021

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: March 22, 2021

Formats

OverDrive Magazine

subjects

Home & Garden

Languages

English

Every week, Amateur Gardening is the first choice for both beginners and knowledgeable gardeners looking for advice and easy-to-follow practical features on growing flowers, trees, shrubs as well as fruit and vegetables. Be inspired, by our beautifully illustrated features covering plant and flower groups, both home grown and exotic, and take a sneak peek into some of the most beautiful private gardens around the country. Plus, every week we feature expert opinion and tips from some of gardening’s most influential exponents including Toby Buckland, Bob Flowerdew, Anne Swithinbank, Peter Seabrook and Jo Whittingham.

Editor‘s

Getting your roses ready • Planting, pruning and feeding are all done now, says Ruth

Be brave and prune hard • Cutting right back will prompt strong new growth

Tackling pests and disease • Ruth is ready to nip potential problems in the bud

Dead daff maintenance • Let them die back naturally to feed the bulbs, says Ruth

Rudbeckia takes top prize • Trials have been an outstanding success, as Peter reveals

Peter’s top tips

Sowing cosmic sunshine • Cosmos are a must for every summer garden, says Ruth

Bird Watch: The common linnet (Linaria cannabina) • These pretty finches are sadly under threat, says Ruth

Liquid feed for free • Nourishing plants with liquid feed is one area where you’ll save a fortune by growing your own treatments, says Bob

Back to life… • Val anticipates the joys of newly awakened butterflies

Focus on… Potted orchards • Think you can’t grow an orchard in a modest-sized garden? Well, think again, as Lucy Chamberlain explains how to big up your fruit quotas even in close quarters

3 FOR 2 OFFER ON 40 BEDDING PLANTS

Learning to love Green • Forget the razzle-dazzle of brazen yellows, blazing reds and shocking purples, the colour of sophistication and quiet beauty is green, says Graham Rice

Green options for all needs

Green flowers for cutting

Shape up yourgarden • Plant architectural perennials now to inject borders with drama and structure. Here are some great examples and ideas on where to place them, says Hazel Sillver

9 Architectural flowers

3 striking seedheads

4 Architectural foliage plants

Audacious Artichokes • It’s rare in horticulture that something with strikingly-good architectural looks is also a joy to eat, but artichokes are just that says Camilla Phelps

6 artichoke varieties

Ask John Negus John has been answering reader queries for 50 years John will reply personally to all your gardening questions every week

ROOTS • Grow your own ROOTS at home with our seed subscription

All about celery… • Crunching the data for this tasty vegetable

Word search

Crossword …just for fun!

Propagating bamboo orchids • Dendrobium or ‘bamboo’ orchids make great indoor plants, and with the right know-how you can propagate your own by following Steve and Val Bradley’s advice

Divide herbaceous perennials

Spring Sale 5 ISSUES FOR £5/85/€5. • BIG SAVINGS ON OUR BEST-SELLING MAGAZINES

Painting with Perennials • Recreate the soft, romantic ‘chocolate box’ styles of the Victorian era by planting your perennials in a more ‘painterly way’ as suggested by Anne Swithinbank

9 perennials for billowing borders

Rabbit-proof plants

Good for clay soil

Toby Buckland • Plantsman and BBC gardening presenter


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