August information sheet

GARDEN CALENDAR

Up to date advice on what to do in the garden this month!

By following our Garden Calendar below, you can always be sure that you are making the right choices in your garden.

Make sure you check back each month, as we are regularly updating this blog with relevant information.

Veges

  • Plant cabbage, cauli, broccoli, spinach, onion, leek, pak choi, celery, silverbeet and lettuce seedlings (protect lettuces from frost).

  • Plant asparagus crowns.

  • Plant early to main crop potatoes.

  • Sow broad beans and peas.

  • Dig in green crops and add a little Blood & Bone to prepare soil for spring planting.
     

 

Flowers

  • Plant polyanthus, pansies, primulas, cineraria, poppies, lobelia, kale, gazania, alyssum,ranunculus, nemesia, cyclamen, violas, livingstone daisies, statice, sweet peas, sweet william, geraniums, delphiniums, carnations, and aquilegia.

  • Feed winter flowering annuals with Novatec Nitrophoska.

  • Lift and divide summer and autumn flowering perennials (e.g. asters, phlox, canna lilies & dahlias).

  • Plant gladioli, dahlias and daylilies.

  • Begonia tubers due in.

Indoor

  • Liquid feed any plants which are flowering, for example orchids, cyclamen

  • Water sparingly.

General

  • Plant roses, general shrubs, deciduous trees, rhododendrons, camellias, fruit trees,daphne and boronia.

  • Tidy up climbing plants, fruit trees, roses, deciduous trees, hydrangeas, passion fruit vines & grapes (don’t prune hard).

  • Spray roses and deciduous trees with copper oxychloride & conqueror oil before new growth emerges.

  • In areas where there are frosts, cover frost tender plants at night.

  • Treat lawns with Gypsum to improve soil condition ready for spring growth.

  • Treat lawns for moss and weeds in preparation for re-sowing in spring.

  • Plant strawberries.

  • Spray peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots & cherries with Nature's Way Fungus Spray for leaf curl.

Greg Lowe