August

August

Flower/Plants Fruit/Vegetables Greenhouse General
Keep camellias well watered to avoid flower buds dropping off next spring due to drought Continue to sow outside: lettuces and spring cabbages Treat container plants with Provado Vine Weevil Killer if vine weevil damage is visible Order flower bulbs for autumn planting
Prune wisteria; shorten long side shoots back to five or six leaves Peg down strawberry runners into the soil or pots of compost for more plants Continue taking cuttings from tender plants Prune early flowering shrubs
Deadhead roses; unless they produce hips Ensure crops are all well watered during hot weather Keep the greenhouse well ventilated Trim lawns and edges regularly
Trim lavender after flowering to stop it going woody Prune old fruited stems of cane fruits down to soil level Pinch out any side shoots on tomato plants and tie in stems as they grow Deadhead border plants after flowering
Plant bulbs: nerines, autumn crocuses, and autumn daffodils Spray potato foliage with a copper fungicide to avoid blight Feed plants regularly with a liquid feed Hoe regularly to avoid weeds

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Ashwood garden centres located in the historic town of Enniskillen. Co. Fermanagh and Ballymoney, Co. Antrim. Open 7 days a week. we have everything for your garden from plants, shrubs, seeds, BBQ's furniture, pond equipment and landscaping requirements. We also stock bird seed and fish food so that your pets can be healthy. If your new to gardening click on our growing year section for your monthly guide on what to do and when in the garden. Enniskillen is situated 30 miles north of Cavan, 26 miles from Omagh and 40 miles from Sligo. Our Ballymoney garden centre in Antrim is 8 miles from Coleraine, 20 miles from Limavady and the north Antrim coast. We are Northern Irelands leading family run garden centre and stock a range of products for the garden including Suttons seeds, Hozelock, Bradshaws, Hunter Wolf tools, Halls greenhouses.Christmas begins with us in Enniskillen and Antrim for christmas trees.