Posted: 24/06/2015 at 12:18
The magazine and the website are not part of the BBC - they are owned by a separate company.
It makes sense for there to be far more adverts in the magazine at this time of year, it's when the number of people actively gardening is at its highest, and when most gardeners will be buying plants, seeds and equipment. Not so many people buying lawnmowers, compost, hosepipes, etc in December and January.
We should be pleased that the companies find it worthwhile to advertise in GW magazine - fewer ads will mean no magazine
And if you don't want to see ads on the forum, use an adblocker - I don't see any ads on here