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Tips for August

  • Plants in August – Monarda didyma, Lavatera ‘Barnsley’, Clematis ‘Madame Julia Crevon’ and Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’.
  • Keep weeding borders but look out for self seeded plants.
  • Plant Madonna lilies to bloom next year.
  • Plant autumn crocuses and nerines.
  • Sow tender annuals and perennials for a late display.
  • Summer prune vigorous shrubs and climbers like wisteria and rambler roses.
  • Take semi-ripe cuttings of box, hebe and santolina.
  • Deadhead roses to stimulate more flowers unless they are noted for their hips.
  • Prepare and sow or turf new lawns.
  • Trim hedges before growth slow down.
  • Sow Chinese vegetables for autumn and winter use.
  • Make new strawberry beds and propagate from old plants.
  • Summer prune trained fruit.
  • Cut down spent raspberry canes.

Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

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