August

In The Fruit Garden In August

Keep birds and squirrels off your berries with netting or old net curtains.

If you have plants fruiting in containers, make sure you give them a high potash liquid feed to keep them healthy and productive.

Protect your crops with a bird scarer made from CDs tied to strings!

Remember to feed your citrus fruit trees throughout summer with a citrus fertiliser.

Prune the fruited stems of your blackcurrant bushes after harvesting.

Top Tip:
Cut back the fruited canes of your summer raspberries, leave the new green canes for next year. 

This Month's Key Tips
  • Give hedges a final trim before they stop growing.
  • Cut back any herbs to encourage a new flush of tasty leaves that you can harvest before the frost. You can dry or freeze excess herbs for later!
  • Watch out for adult frogs and toads leaving the pond. Keep the pond topped up with water from your water butts!
  • Trim and feed hanging baskets to keep them looking lovely. They will need some TLC after working so hard setting flowers all summer!
  • Cut back the fruited canes of your summer raspberries, leave the new green canes for next year.