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WHAT TO DO THIS MONTH

Welcome to your monthly guide to gardening! It's always time to be cutting, planting scraping, digging, feeding, growing, pruning or planning something and this guide aims to help you organise your time to get the best results.

AUGUST

The garden in August is one of those places where there is just not enough time to combine work and plenty of lazing around!  A good hour of every day should be spent in the garden fast asleep, then another gazing at the plants, then another socialising with friends, almost anything but work - but there are jobs to be done! 

 

AUGUST: DEAD-HEADING AND TAKING CUTTINGS

Deadheading If you want your flowers to last into September, cut off the  spent ones, and more might come.  There are some plants, like most of the bulbs, lilies a

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AUGUST: TOMATOES AND POTATOES

Tomatoes Tomatoes by now should have five trusses of flowers and fruit.  Pinch out the growing tip, and continue to remove any side shoots.  The plants need to be

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AUGUST: GARDEN JOBS

It's time to trim the hedges and neaten up the garden. It is amazing how quickly our hedges grow.  Trimming them will improve the neatness of the garden no end.  I

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AUGUST: DROUGHT

According to a lot of pundits, we are in for a time without water - ha! But if that is so, we need to collect as much as we can right now.  It is vegetables and lawns

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AUGUST

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