Jobs to do this month include:

 

  • Continue to deadhead, especially dahlias which should be looking great by now.
  • Weed!!! – shouldn’t be too much of this but its best to keep on top of it.
  • Keep the lawn mown and edges cut – due to dry weather you may need to raise the height of the cut if you want to keep your lawn green.
  • Trim hedges – now the birds have finished nesting now’s the time to get your hedges back in order
  • Water – Any plants that are looking a bit tired and are wilting, are in need of a drink. If they look really bad then water immediately and then top up later in the day when its cooler.
  • If you have any meadow areas then these should be cut and the hay raked asap.
  • Spray and feed roses.
  • Plant out autumn flowering bulbs eg colchicum.
  • Remove lavender stalks and trim bush leaving some green fresh foliage.
  • Order spring flowering bulbs.
  • Ensure camellias have sufficient water to ensure flowers for next year.
  • Clip evergreen shrubs
  • Prune current seasons growth of wisteria back to 5-6 leaves.

 

Veg Garden:

  • Harvest Garlic
  • Sow oriental greens such as mizuna and mibuna, pak choi etc.
  • Harvest early apples.
  • Start lifting main crop potatoes.
  • Summer prune trained fruit such as espalier apples, pears etc.
  • Trim non flowering stems of grapes cutting back to one leaf from the main branch.