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August Advice

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We've certainly experienced a real mixture of weather during the month of July. This changeable weather has been forecast to continue into the beginning of August, keeping us on our toes.  


Ornamental Gardening

The month of August is a good time to take cuttings of Pelargonium and tender herbaceous plants; be sure to insert cuttings into hormone powder to promote rooting. Prune rambling roses after flowering as these roses produce flowers on this year's growth. Prune the side shoots that have flowered back to two buds from the main stem. Evergreen spring flowering shrubs need to be kept well-watered, and apply fertiliser as this is the time when the plants start producing the following year’s floral display.

Apply a high Potash fertiliser around flowering plants, with a fertiliser such as a tomato feed or Sulphate of Potash.

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