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August gardening tips and advice

Part of January's gardening advice: pruning an apple tree

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This months gardening tasks include...

 

Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds.

 

Deadhead geraniums and other bedding plants so they don't waste energy setting seed, and to keep plants looking tidy.

 

Summer prune Wisteria shortening all long wispy side shoots back to about 20cm.

 

Deadhead Pelargoniums and other summer bedding plants.

 

Identify Rose problems and pick off diseased leaves.

 

Prune Philadelphus, Weigela and other early summer-flowering shrubs.

 

Cut back Lady's Mantle before it sets seed.

 

Trim conifer hedges and evergreen hedges, cutting their tops back to the desired height.

 

Deadhead Roses unless you want them to form autumn hips

 

Trim Lavender immediately after flowering to maintain its shape, but avoid cutting back too far into old wood.

 

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