August jobs for the garden
High Summer in the garden means there's lots to be done. Here's my top 5 gardening jobs for August.
Prune rambling roses
Cut back 1/3 of flowering stems and tie in the rest to supports.
2. Water, water, water
Remember to water, especially containers every few days in dry weather. Consider installing a simple watering system, especially if you are away alot.
3. Deadhead flowers
Deadhead your flowering plants to keep them blooming throughout the season
4. Cut back herbs
Cutting back herbs now will encourage a final flush of leaves to pick before the Winter sets in.
5. Cut back Lavender flowers stalks
Once your Lavender has finished flowering, cut back flower stalks to keep your shrubs in a nice compact shape. Be careful not to cut into old wood, which won't regenerate.
It's gonna be a scorcher this weekend so don't forget the suncream!