The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire
Webteam: August 2020
The one plant that has been flowering for months and has clearly loved this summer is Diascia personata( see photo,) although continuously flowering , it needs no deadheading, and although brittle, roots very easily from cuttings.
Jobs to do in August
- Water, feed, deadhead. Water, feed, deadhead. And keep repeating.
- Parsley and other herbs sown now will mean that you have a fresh supply for the winter
- Continue picking sweet peas and removing any seed heads. Also mulch, feed and water.
- Pruning your wisteria this month will not only tidy it up but will also divert its energy from producing tendrils to producing flower buds for next year.
- Some hardy annuals can be sown now, direct in their flowering positions meaning early flowers next spring/summer.On dry days, collect your own seed from your annuals and either sow direct or sow into pots.
- Salad leaves can be sown this month, in fact keep sowing and you'll be eating salad all year round.
- Continue to remove side-shoots from tomato plants and boost ripening by giving high potash feed.
- Harvest beans, courgettes, potatoes, cucumbers, salad leaves, etc, etc as soon as they are ready.
And enjoy the garden!
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