- Edward Bowring
Gardening Jobs for August
Well finally we've had some rain and the garden is now growing leaps and bounds!
Radish, spinach, carrots, salad, rocket, beetroot, green manure.
Keep thinning seedlings as they grow to required spacing.
Take Cuttings of:
Runner and green beans
Courgettes - don't let them get too big.
Cut back hardy geraniums and delphiniums.
Deadhead sweet peas, cosmos, roses, penstemons, lilies, dahlias.
Cut off bolted stems or dig out and replace.
Prune plum and cherry trees.
Pinch out cordon tomato side shoots and growing tips.
Prune privet and box...but please
check for birds nesting within first and delay
Prune summer flowering shrubs.
Summer prune wisteria by the end of the month.
Tie in roses, clematis, honeysuckle, tomatoes.
Tomatoes and sweet peas with a high potash feed.
Keep hoeing them down why it's dry and they just shrivel up in the sunshine!
Raise the cutter setting and water in dry weather.
Especially camellias and rhododendrons so next years bud develop well.
Relax and start collecting seed for next year!