In The Greenhouse This August

Check plants daily and water them if the soil is dry.

Open vents and doors on warm days.

Use blinds or apply shade paint to prevent the greenhouse from overheating in sunny weather.

Try hanging sticky traps to catch flying pests and help determine which pest control is needed.

Tidy up fallen leaves and flowers to discourage disease.

Top Tip:

Damp down your greenhouse on hot days to increase humidity and deter red spider mites.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Deadhead flowering plants regularly.
  • Keep ponds and water features topped up.
  • Watering - particularly containers and new plants, preferably with recycled water or store rainwater.
  • Harvest vegetables regularly as they become ready to promote new growth.