Tasks for August
Once lavender has finished flowering trim off the dead flowers to keep the plant compact and bushy. Avoid cutting into the old wood.
Summer fruiting Raspberry canes can be cut out and the new one tied in.
Camellias and Rhododendrons need to be kept well watered through late summer while their flower buds are forming for the following year.
Free plants! Lift and pot up rooted strawberry runners to add to your stock for next year.
Prune rambling roses by cutting out the oldest stems and if needed those that flowered this year.
In dry spells water your garden, pots and baskets well in early morning or in the evening.