August Tips

Water Rhododendrons if the weather is dry - they're making their buds now for their spring flowers.

  • Prune rambling roses after flowers have faded
  • Hoe between vegetable rows to keep down weeds
  • Plant autumn flowering Crocus - Colchicum or sometimes known as naked ladies
  • Clip and shape hedges. Topiary may also be trimmed.
  • Sow lettuce and winter cabbage
  • Trim lavender plants once the flowers have faded
  • Collect ripe seed from favourite plants
  • Water Rhododendrons if the weather is dry and feed with a specialist fertiliser
  • Keep ponds and bird baths topped up with water
  • Lift and pot up rooted strawberry runners
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