August is normally one of the hottest months of the year, so making sure you water your plants is essential. Try to use grey water if possible, especially as water butts may be running low after it has been a dry summer.
August is traditionally holiday-time, so you might need to ask for the help of friends and family to look after the garden while you are away on holiday. When you are at home, take the time to prune summer-flowering shrubs.
Top jobs to remember to do this month
Feed soil with green manures
Keeping ponds and water features topped up
Continue cutting old fruited canes on raspberries
Lift and pot up strawberry runners
Collects the seeds from your favourite plants
Harvest swwetcorn and other vegtables when they are ready
Regularly deadhead flowering plants
Dont delay summer pruning restricted fruits
Most importantly don't forget to Water! this inculdes watering containers and new plants. If possible water them with stored rain water or grey recycled water.
Remeber to drop in to our sotre located in Cleobury Mortimer, we are open Monday - Friday from 9am till 4pm, and on Saturdays from 9am till 12pm. We stock big trees, shrubs and a range of beautiful flowers in our nursery!