Gardening in August
The school holidays are in full swing, we all keep our fingers crossed for more than a few days of sunshine and we may even be lucky to have a couple of weeks away from the normal day to day routines.
Whilst we are enjoying the last few months of Summer this is a wonderful time to enjoy the garden and appreciate all the flowers in bloom. However, it’s also a time to start planning for Autumn and the change of the seasons. So, we have put together our top tips for this month as well as a few links through to our top offers in store and online too!
OUR TOP TIPS
• Apply selected weed killer if weeds are appearing on the lawn such as Westland or Verdone Lawn Weed Killer
• Keep deadheading, it’s really worthwhile to ensure you keep encouraging new flowers
• Remove faded flowers from all roses and summer bedding plants
• Clip yew and other hedges
• Browse our pot bedding selection including gorgeous Viola’s & Pansys to fill in gaps in your displays or baskets
Click here to discover our range of bedding plants for the Autumn
Prune Wisteria back to 6 or 7 buds on long growths
Don’t delay summer pruning restricted fruits such as Fans, espaliers and cordons grown against walls and fences.
Don’t forget to water containers, and new plants. Where possible use grey recycled water or stored rainwater
Collect seed from favourite plants
Harvest summer vegetables as they become ready
Cut any old canes on raspberries, once they have fruited
Lift and pot up rooted strawberry runners
Mow the lawn frequently. You could leave the cuttings on the lawn to provide protective moisture-retentive mulch. Raise the blades on fine lawns to help prevent lawn scorching
Deadhead roses to prolong the display into Autumn. Cut off just above the uppermost leaf on the stem
Feed roses with a specialist rose fertilizer
Keep containerised plants well-watered throughout summer
Plant bulbs for spring flowering. Give priority to daffodils as they begin their root growth early
Clip evergreen hedges now to give them time to grow new leaves before winter
Pick any remaining raspberries then prune the stems down to soil level. Tie in new shoots and remove excess ones
Peg down strawberry runners
Dead head Sweet Peas to increase the flowering season
Water containers twice a day during the hot weather, even if there has been some rain
Remove straw from under Strawberries that have finished fruiting
OUR TOP OFFERS THIS MONTH
- Get 5 for £12 on selected 1L Pansy Trailing, £2.99 each
- 10 for £20 on Pansy 1L Pots, £2.49 each
- Add the wonderful Wallflower to your bedding, 4 for £14 or £3.99 each
- Primrose 10.5cm pots, 10 for £12.50
- Egg Chairs are available for pre-order, enquire now to get yours!
- We still have a range of parasols and gazebos in stock too
- Weber and Grillstream BBQs are now back in stock, browse the range here!
- Keep the warm evenings going with our stylish fire pits
- Check out our brand new range of Sophie Allport homeware
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