August

Patio Garden

Water containers and new plants every few days. Recycled or stored rainwater is excellent for this!

Deadhead flowering plants regularly growing in pots, containers and hanging baskets to ensure autumn blooms.

Feed containers and border perennials with a liquid feed weekly. This will encourage flowering into early autumn.

Cut back herbs now to encourage a new flush of tasty leaves. These can be harvested before the frost.

 

Top Tip

Cut back faded perennials to keep borders tidy.

 

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 stored rainwater.
  • Harvest vegetables regularly as they become ready to promote new growth.