Garden Calendar

August

Hanging Baskets & Containers:

  • Continue to water and feed regularly.
  • Don’t forget to dead head to encourage the production of new flowers.

Flower Borders:

  • Dead head faded flowers of perennials and annuals, if they are not required for collecting seed.
  • Trim Lavender bushes once they have finished flowering. Do not cut down into the wood.
  • Take cuttings of tender perennials such as Pelargoniums, Fuchsias and Salvias.
  • Stop feeding Roses so as to discourage soft growth.
  • Prune rambling and shrub Roses cutting only the old stem that flowered this year.

Vegetable Patch:

  • Sow Lettuce, spring Cabbage and winter Spinach.
  • Pinch out the tips of Runner Beans.
  • Pick Courgettes regularly.
  • Take cuttings of woody herbs, e.g. Lavender, Rosemary and Sage.

Fruit Garden:

  • Cut down Raspberry canes that have fruited and support new canes.
  • Plant Strawberry runners which have rooted.
  • Continue to feed Tomato plants.