Even if it’s not, August should normally be the hottest month in the year, so keeping the garden hydrated is paramount. August is also a traditional holiday period for many, so make sure you ask a neighbour or friend to keep an eye on things if you’re away.

Things to keep you busy in August:

Prune wisteria

Deadhead plants regularly

Water, water, water, especially plants in containers.

Feed the soil with green manures

Top up ponds and water features.

Harvest sweet corn and other vegetables.

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