August Seasonal Tips


Continue to deadhead roses and herbaceous plants and prune rambler roses, wisteria (reducing side shoots to 3-5 leaves).

Tidy up the strawberry bed and propagate new plants from the runners which will have started to root.. Cut out ‘spent’ raspberry canes and tie in new growth about 10cm apart.  Summer prune apples, pears and soft fruit such as red and black currants and gooseberries.

Take cuttings of heather, fuchsia, hydrangea and geranium. Plant daffodil bulbs to flower next spring.

Sow spring lettuce, winter perpetual spinach. Bend over the tops of onions as they ripen.