The month of August is the time to trim the hedges to encourage a well furnished look.
Continue to deadhead flowering plants on a regular basis to encourage new flowers.
Keep the pots and hanging baskets watered as they are now full of roots and will dry out quickly.
- Stop feeding the roses now, and remove any suckers that are appearing around the base.
- Cut them off as close as possible to the root below the soil.
- The new shoots on the climbing roses should be tied back to prevent them from being damaged by the wind and rain.
- Continue to mow the lawn, and weed the borders on a weekly basis.
- Prune summer flowering shrubs that have finished flowering. Shorten any exceptionally long shoots above a bud, then remove about one third of the oldest stems.
- Start to think about ordering or buying spring bulbs.
Happy gardening everyone!