What to do in the garden for August

Sow tender seedlings

Get a jump start on spring by sowing tender seedlings in a heated propagation kit or glasshouse. Plant them in a good quality seed raising mix and keep warm. Once the seeds have germinated water with a weak liquid fertiliser and pot-on once they have formed 2-3 sets of leaves.

Plant potatoes

In frost free areas potatoes can be planted now. They can be planted into a well turned over garden bed, in pots or specially designed potato bags. As the plants grow, add compost or straw to the beds to protect developing tubers from light. 

Plant some groundcovers

Get groundcover plants growing now so they smother any weeds that are trying to get established in garden beds. Over summer they will also help conserve precious soil moisture by reducing evaporation.

This month in the garden

Sow your own vegie seeds

There’s nothing more satisfying than growing your own food from seed. So dig into spring with these expert sowing tips. Watch seed sowing video 

Secret to growing summer flowering perennials

The Diggers Club prides itself on our magnificent perennial borders and our 'This Goes with That' philosophy makes it even easier to design and plant a stunning perennial garden to bring joy year after year. Dowload your free copy of ‘The Secret to summer flowering perennials’. 

Secret to succulents

Create a lush summer garden using the same succulents featured in the Heronswood dry garden. Your summer garden never looked so lush, Download your free ‘Lush summer garden planting plan.’

 

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Members are offered personalised garden advice so they can learn what grows best in their gardening climate.

We have a range of garden advice; from online articles and fact sheets, seasonal magazines and a garden advisor to take your calls or answer your email queries.  

Members can also visit us our garden shops or dig a bit deeper at a monthly workshops or masterclass

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