After all the rain in July there is time to enjoy yourself and do as little as possible but still there are things to do in the garden in August.
- Faded flowers can be cut away, which gives you the chance of a second flowering period.
- We had a rainy start of August but otherwise water the garden regularly in warm and dry weather. Especially the greenery planted this year
- Support plants where needed
- Collect seeds; leave the flowers on the plant until they set seed. Collect the seeds on paper towels or newspapers. After a few days they are dry, and you can put them in a paper bag or in an airtight container
- Check with friends if you can swap plants. You make them happy with the plants that are expanding too much in your garden and vice versa
- At the end of the month or in September prune hedges one last time,
- Prune the wisteria. Prune back twigs to about 10-15 centimeters (about 5.91 in).
Order bulbs to plant in September/October. (Read more about how to layer bulbs in containers here)
- I try to keep the garden’s floor plan up to date. Now is a suitable time to do it before you cannot see what is growing where, because of the disappearing flowers.
- Do you want to change your garden radically next year? Now is the time to do a workshop or follow a course.
- A monthly tip: Visit gardens. This can inspire you about how to structure your garden. And you can see what interesting plants or bulbs bloom at this time of year.
- Workshop Design your own garden at Appeltern (August 19th so hurry)
- Create Academy offers a broad range of courses. I only did a free course but looks promising. (Costs about £ 150)
- VTwonen cursus Droomtuin ontwerpen (in Dutch, Costs about € 90)
Enjoy your garden!