What to plant in your garden in August

Make your garden vibrant with colour and wildlife. Our plant of the month is Lavender hidcote, which bees and butterflies love, but we sell lots of flowers and plants that encourage useful insects to hang out in your garden. Buddleja are one of the best-known nectar flowers for adult butterflies. It blooms between summer and autumn and you’ll often see…

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Your gardening to-do list for August

Keep all your plants well watered! August can be one of the hottest months of the year so watering is essential during the holiday season. Apply garden mulch such as composted bark to help retain moisture in the plant beds. Water late evening or early morning when the weather is cooler. Replenish your soil with green manures to keep it…

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Gardening Calendar for July (UK)

Keep weeds under control with a regular hoe. Dig out the perennials ones, such as dandelions, before they produce more seed. Keep watering! Especially newly planted plants. Use a high nitrogen liquid feed on the lawn and keep it watered. Give indoor plants an instant boost with a liquid fertiliser, such as Baby Bio. Do the same with flowering and…

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