Essential checklist for August

Essential jobs to do…

  • Prune wisteria
  • Prune roses
  • Plant Madonna Lily
  • Deadhead flowers
  • Prune summer-fruiting raspberries, blackberries and hybrid berries
  • Lift garlic and shallots
  • Divide congested clumps of chives

Last chance to…

  • Harvest the last of the peas and beans
  • Take cuttings of tender plants


  • Cut the lawn at least once a week
  • Leave grass clippings on the lawn as they will act as a mulch
  • Remove obvious weeds as these will be competing for light, water and nutrients.