Late Summer Tasks In Your Garden

Late Summer Tasks In Your Garden – This is customarily a time of hot, dry weather, when there is a healthy peace in a garden, and a efforts of open and early summer sowing will have paid dividends. The chores of early tumble can wait until a holidays are over and cooler continue starts to return. Most of this month’s work in a garden involves watering and slight upkeep like mowing and hoeing, and writing hedges.

If we are tempted to leave any proposal plants outward all winter, saying if they will survive, afterwards take some reserve precautions. Snip off a few cuttings, and pot them up, given them all winter usually in box a obvious gets killed.


Constant shower soppy dirt is as expected to kill a primogenitor as frozen temperatures. Tackle a latter by adding a thick mulch.

The plants during their best in a late summer are: begonia, canna, erigeron, agapanthus, hibiscus, lobelia, lavender, alcea, fuchsia, lilium, hydrangea and hebe.



The flower garden tasks

Deadhead plants regularly. Clip beech, holly, hornbeam and yew hedges, and many evergreen hedges, if not already done. Feed plants in containers and trim flowers stems of long-lived plants like Dianthus (carnations). Feed and disbud dahlias as necessary; use a quick-acting ubiquitous manure or a high-potash feed, though do not boost with too most nitrogen.


Plant colchicums to flower in a tumble season. Plant bulbs for tumble arrangement and don’t forget to start planting spring-flowering bulbs. Start sowing audacious annuals to overwinter (only in amiable areas or if we yield winter protection). Transplant polyanthus seedlings into their flowering positions in beds and borders.

Take fuchsia and pelargonium cuttings and shear traveller roses. Mow a grass solely in really dry weather. Water a grass in dry spells, though a few good soaks will be improved than many sprinklings that do not dig deeply.


Fuchsias in a garden

The hothouse tasks

Pot adult pelargoniums and overwinter indoors. Reduce a tallness of any plant by during slightest half and it will shortly send out new shoots. Pot adult Scaevola, Gazania and osteospermum and overwinter on an indoor windowsill or in a frost-free greenhouse.

Plant bulbs for a open display. Plant biennial bedding plants in containers for a open arrangement (raised from a seed sown final spring). Plant hyacinths for early flowering underneath glass.


Hyacinths underneath glass