Garden Tips For August


1 Trim lavender after flowers have faded to ensure more flowers.
2 Take cuttings from tender perennials like pelargonium's and fuchsia.
3 Lift and dry onions.
4 Cut and dry herbs for winter use.
5 Collect seed from hardy annuals to re-sow next year.
6 Harvest early varieties of apple and pears.
7 Continue weeding and watch for slug damage.
8 Last chance to summer prune wisteria.
9 Get ahead..Divide perennials towards the end of the month.
10 Plant of the month.. Echinacea " Coneflower"