Gardening Jobs for August

Posted: 1 Aug 2022

Hello August! 

Simon, our Garden Centre Manager, has put together a list of August gardening jobs before we head into the Autumn. 

 

  • Make sure water butts are in position, ready to collect much needed rainwater.

 

  • Introduce nematodes to outdoor tubs to help control Vine Weevil infestations. 

 

  • Feed and dead-head Roses and bedding plants to encourage more flowering.

 

  • Keep feeding planted tubs and baskets to help keep energy levels up and keep growth and flower production up.

 

  • Under watered Camelias will not produce flowers next year, so be sure to water regularly.  They prefer rainwater, but from the tap is better than none.

 

  • Prune rambling Roses this month, removing older material to leave approximately two thirds of the plant to be tied in.

 

  • Make sure trees and shrubs planted this year are kept well-watered.

 

  • Keep your eyes peeled for blight symptoms of yellow legions on tomato leave, brown stems and black fruit.  Immediately remove infected material and hope it doesn’t spread. 

 

  • Plant rooted strawberry runners where they are to fruit for the next 3 years

 

  • Pinch out the tops of tomato plants grown outdoors, to push the energy into ripening the last of the fruit.

 

  • Expose grapes to the sun by removing foliage that’s in the way.

 

  • Plant ‘certified’ seed potatoes for a Christmas Day crop!! We have many varieties in store now.  

 

  • Keep bird baths topped up and feeders too.

 

  • And finally, sit back with your favourite drink and soak up the rewards of your hard work!!

 


Gardening Jobs for August

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Enter our Summer Photography Competition. It's easy to enter. ⁠
Children can get involved too! ⁠

Our theme is 'Garden'. We'd love to see your interpretation of this - it could be a display in your garden, your favourite part of your garden, a specific plant, family gardening together, a border or container or perhaps wildlife enjoying your garden. ⁠

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Competition closes on Monday 29th August. ⁠

At the close of the competition, shortlisted entries will be published on social media for our followers to vote for their favourites. The winners entries will be printed and displayed on our competition board at the garden centre. ⁠

Good Luck Everyone!!
Join us this weekend
Our Food & Drink Festival is fully underway!
A lovely view from the garden centre today
And that’s a wrap!!
⛅️ Happy Monday ⛅️⁠

Don't forget throughout August we have 50% off all potting compost and all climbing plants! ⁠

We also have 50% off many other categories so it's worth popping in.
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Bring the kids along for an afternoon of fun! ⛳️⁠
They can enjoy a kids meal & drink in our restaurant, and then finish it off with a game of mini golf and ice-cream for only £10. ⁠

Valid Monday - Friday (excl. Bank Hols) until 2nd September. ⁠

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