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Gardening Advice for Mid-August to Mid-September

The end of summer is often a magical time bathed in golden light and sunshine.  Here’s hoping the month ahead is a lovely time, there’s certainly a lot to do to keep you busy!

Vine weevils are a real pain, especially if you’ve got lots of container grown plants, the adult weevils damage plant leaves, leaving a notch-shaped, irregular edge to the leaves, resulting in a bit of a ragged looking, untidy plant.  

Garden Advice for Mid-July to Mid-August

The abundance of flowers, fruit and scent in the garden makes this time of year feel rather decadent.  Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer, and enjoy the fruits of your labour in the garden, or at your allotment this month.

It’s important to prune figs now, to let in more light and allow for a better harvest of delicious figs next year.  

Gardening Advice for Mid-July to Mid-August

The abundance of flowers, fruit and scent makes this time of year feel rather decadent.  Make time to enjoy the sights and sounds of summer, as well as enjoying the fruits of your labour in the garden this month.

Prune Wisteria.  After flowering cut back the long whippy green shoots – the current year’s growth – to five or six leaf joints.