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August Garden by Julia’s Garden Care

  • Author: Julia Hoskins
  • Published: 31st July 2017
  • Categories: Blog, Business, Clanfield

August Garden by Julia’s Garden Care

August can be a tricky time in the garden with the early flowering plants starting to fade; with this in mind, it’s worth thinking about filling these gaps with some late flowering perennials such as Heleniums or Rudbeckias. These long flowering, daisy-like plants will give a welcome splash of colour for the rest of the summer with their warm shades of red and yellow. They prefer a sunny position and planting them close to deep blue shades will give a stunning display.

 In the veg patch, keep harvesting crops such as beans and courgettes to ensure a continued supply; however, if you want some home-grown potatoes to harvest for Christmas then this is the month to get them planted.

 Why not try and leave a few flowering and veg plants to run to seed to help the wildlife in your garden?  Insects love ‘untidy’ patches that provide them with food and a place to lay their eggs and this, in turn, will encourage birds and mammals.  Make your garden a wildlife haven this year.    

 August is also the month to give a final trim to evergreen hedges so that they look good throughout the winter.

 These are just a few ideas to get you started this month but if you want further assistance then Julia’s Garden Care will be able to offer make your garden bloom this summer.



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