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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.

 

 

For more information see:- http://www.clanfieldonline.com/27/1192/julias-garden-care






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