August Gardening Jobs

August can be one of the hottest months, so watering containers and newly-established plants is a must.

  • We may not be able to use a hose, but saving rain water in butts can really help to save our precious plants
  • Spruce up the patio with a good sweep
  • It’s the perfect time to cut back dying leaves and stems on perennials
  • Vine weevils can be a real pain – they eat the roots of our favourite plants and adults eat the leaves. Nematodes and a great way to control the problem


Sedum – come in all sizes, making them perfect for everywhere from rockeries to perennial boarders

Provide wonderful late Summer colour

Easy to care for once established

Thrive in a very sunny or partially shady spot

Cut back after flowering to keep a nice shape