Thursday, 29 June 2017 22:02

August

Written by The Webmaster
  • Keep patio container plants well-watered and feed with a liquid fertiliser every fortnight.

  • Dead-head bedding plants and perennial plants to stop them self-seeding and to encourage further flowering into the autumn.

  • Trim your lavender plants after they’ve finished flowering to keep them compact.

  • Cut back faded perennials to keep borders tidy.

  • Cut back herbs now to encourage a new flush of tasty leaves you can harvest before the frost.

  • Prune summer flowering shrubs once they have finished blooming.

  • Prune climbing roses and rambling roses once they've finished flowering (unless they are repeat-flowerers in which case leave them).

  • Collect ripened seed and store for next year. Leaving some seed heads in place can be attractive and allows the plant to self-seed in the surrounding soil.
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