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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.  

Gardening Advice for Mid-June to Mid-July

The garden is fascinating at this time of year.  I love the wonderful sound of the birds singing and I just relish the scents of honeysuckle, roses and other flowers, even the scent of grass is so relaxing.

If you get time to put your feet up it’s the ideal time to pre-order bulbs, corms and tubers from specialist nurseries to plant this autumn.