Nursery Tips

Jobs for August

Jobs for August

Jul 31, 2020 | Nursery Tips

  • If you are going on holiday, don’t forget to move your potted plants to a shady place to reduce their water requirements.  
  • Harvest maincrop potatoes.  
  • Encourage butterflies into the garden by planting Echinops and Buddleja.
  • Late August is an excellent time to start sowing lawns. The warm soil and overnight dews give the seed a perfect start.  
  • Keep deadheading flowering plants such as roses regularly so as to encourage flowering.  
  • Prune out fruited canes on summer-cropping raspberries. 
  • Prune Wisteria. 
  • Plant autumn bulbs such as Colchicum (Autumn Crocus). 
  • Cut back perennials that have finished flowering and collapsed onto paths, lawns, etc.

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