jobs for august

 

Trees, shrubs and flowers

Prune rambling roses.  The majority of rambling roses only flower once in a season and should be pruned after flowering.  Take out from the base one in tree of the oldest stems.
  
To ensure good flower buds on Camellias and rhododendrons ensure they get enough water in August, this is when they develop the flower buds for next year and need plenty of water.
start thinking about ordering spring bulbs, bulbs are usually available to buy from garden centres etc from August.

ovegetables, fruit and herbs

Prune corden, espalier apple/pear trees.  shorten new shoots longer than 20cm to three leaves from base.

lift spring sown shallots and onions.,

keep picking soft fruit. 

sow for autumn, beetroot, chard, land cress, letture, onion sets, radish salad onions, spinach, turnip.

 

 

Photos from martin and marie dear’s garden.

AS WE ARE UNABLE TO HOLD THE SPRING SHOW THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF COVID19.  WE HAVE ASKED MEMBERS TO SEND IN THEIR PICTURES OF THE MEMBERS COMPETITION.  GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS WERE GIVEN 5 TULIP BULBS TO PLANT IN ANY SIZE POT AND ENTER THEM IN THE SHOW  – THANK TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE SENT IN THEIR PHOTOS.     

Brenda Calcraft’s tulips                      Barbara Heaton’s tulips     Scantlebury’s, lost bulbs to rot       John and Jan Lewer’s tulips

                                                                                                               

Roy Calcraft                                            Andi Wiltshire                                        Jan and John Lewer

 

Diana Cooper                                                           Monica Smith                                                Jane Smith

 

Phil Lewenz                                                                Karen Pinder                                                             Doreen Perrott

Tony and Edith Butler’s tulips                                  Tony and Edith Butler

Pat Jenkins

Brenda Calcraft – another lovely       Trilliums growing in Doreens   Marie Dear – Iris was to be entered in show

              pot of tulips                                                   Garden

Marie Dear – Camellia                                             Marie Dear Primula

Clivia grown by Brenda Calcraft – a plant she bought at the autumn show

Aubretia on steps in Jane Smith’s garden