What to Plant in August

We’re starting to countdown the days to Autumn when the new planting season truly begins! As the weather gets breezier, and produce begins to sprout, harvesting your fruits and vegetables is the next step. But don’t forget about planting, there are still a lot of things you can get into the ground in August…

Strawberries

Synonymous with British summertime, Strawberries are a real summer treat! Often paired with cream and sunshine, our range of Strawberry plants will crop at various times over the summer months. Not only are they disease resistant, but are all reliable cropping varieties. You could even try our unusual white, Pineapple tasting ‘Pineberry’!

Strawberry 60 Day Honeye or Elsanta
Strawberry Pineberry

Crocus

Crocus corms are a real standout in the garden! Creating the most striking and effective displays in the border, flower bed, rockeries or even planted as part of an actual lawn. They may be small but when planted in moderately fertile, well drained soil they can make a real impact in the garden!

Crocus Orange Monarch
Crocus Flower Record

Indoor Hyacinth

Flowering from as early as December, our fragrant prepared hyacinth bulbs are suitable for growing in pots and containers. Sized at 16/18cm, and planted at approximately 10cm deep, these beautiful blooms will produce large, bell-like tightly packed flower heads that will brighten up your home during the cold winter months.

Prepared Hyacinth Aiolos 16/17cm
Hyacinth Prepared City of Haarlem 16/17cm

Alliums

Big, bold and stunning, Alliums are a very distinctive late spring and early summer flowering bulb. Easy to grow and the standout of the garden, when planted in beds, borders or rock gardens. Alliums compliment each and every garden and when planted in fertile, well drained soil, they have a chance of becoming the must have impact plant for spring and summer.

Allium Ambassador
Allium amplectens Graceful Beauty

Apple Trees

Apple trees make lifelong friends for the garden. If you’re after something that you can grow and nurture for years to come then look no further than our star-studded collection! And not to mention, the yearly harvest and vast possibilities. Low maintenance and able to be grown in a large container or planted straight into the ground, our trees are delivered from November onwards.

Apple Blenheim Orange
Apple Bountiful

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What to Do in the Garden in August

Echinacea (coneflowers)

August is an amazing time in the garden. Since summer brings an explosion of summer-flowering bulbs and perennials, you can see an assortment of colours and shapes in bloom everywhere.

While the August garden is the perfect time to put your feet up and enjoy all your hard work, don’t forget about the essential gardening jobs that need to be done to keep your garden in the best shape possible.

1. Hydrate your Plants

In the peak of summer, heat and humidity levels are high so make sure to water your plants when needed.

Tip: The best time to water your plants is in the early morning or late evening.

2. Keep an Eye Out for Diseases

Stay vigilant with your plant care as high temperatures can lead to plant diseases, such as brown patches and mould. Keep an eye out for black spots on your Roses and pests like snails and slugs on your plants.

3. Prune Perennials and Climbers

Cut back perennials that are overgrown or have wilted flowers to tidy up their shape. Prune Wisteria and climbing shrubs such as climbing Roses, once they have finished flowering.

4. Tomato Care

tomatoes

While your Tomatoes are growing, remove the lower leaves from the plant to help reduce the risk of disease. By removing these low growing leaves, the rest of the leaves have more space to enjoy the sun rays.

5. Plan for Bulb Planting Season

Now is the perfect time to start planning your spring 2021 garden. From amazing Tulips to delicate Daffodils, our extensive range of autumn-planting bulbs is available online for dispatch from mid-September.

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