Top Tips for August
Dead head flowering plants regularly.
Watering!! Particularly containers and new plants preferably
with grey, recycled water or stored rainwater.
Collect seed from garden plants.
Continue cutting out old fruit canes on raspberries.
Lift and pot up rooted strawberry runners.
Keep ponds and water features topped up.
Feed the soil with green manures.
Harvest sweetcorn and other vegetables as they become ready.
Plan your vegetable crop rotations for the common season.
Keep putting out food and water for hungry birds.
Make a polythene shelter for outdoor peaches and nectarines to protect against peach leaf curl.