August 2012

August Gardening Jobs

Traditionally August is the hottest month of the year and it is important to keep up with your watering, using recycled water where possible. Here at Hardy Plants Online we are busy back at the nursery tidying up and throwing out and potting up ready for shows later on in September. We don’t do any gardening shows in August but check out our shows page to see where we’ll be in September http://www.hardyplantsonline.co.uk/shows.html.

Here our top ten jobs to do in the garden this month –

  • Prune your Wisteria
  • Don’t delay summer pruning restricted fruits
  • Deadhead flowering plants regularly to ensure repeat flowering
  • Watering! Particularly containers, and new plants – preferably with grey recycled water or stored rainwater
  • Collect seed from favourite plants
  • Harvest sweetcorn and other vegetables as they become ready
  • Continue cutting out old fruited canes on raspberries
  • Lift and pot up rooted strawberry runners
  • Keep ponds and water features topped up, again using rain water (make sure you have enough surface cover plants in your pond to restrict algae growth; can be purchased from www.watersidenursery.co.uk)
  • Feed the soil with green manures
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