Welcome to Seasonal Gardening

Seasonal Gardening provides a month by month account of tasks that need to be done in the garden. Our free online guide is packed with hints, tips, helpful projects and useful gardening ideas for every season.

Covering the whole of the UK (Great Britain, England, Scotland & Wales) and other northern temperate zones.

August Gardening Tasks

August is the ideal time to take semi-ripe cuttings of shrubs and climbers such as Clematis. Use vigorous shoots from this seasons growth as cutting material. See our easy step by step guide for instructions on Growing New Plants from Cuttings.

Now that the warmer sunny weather has finally arrived, don't forget to regularly water all your pots and containers. Hanging baskets in particular will need watering once or maybe even twice a day. The best times to water are early morning or in the cool of the evening, so that water does not evaporate away before it has time to soak in. Also, any water left on the leaves won't scorch them in the hot sun.

Plant of the Month

pink hollyhock flowers

Alcea rosea (Hollyhock)
A classic old-fashioned cottage garden flower, with informal yet elegant tall flower spikes, lined with saucer shaped single, semi-double or double flowers. Single flowered varieties are loved by bees and butterflies this month.

Updates & Additions

New plant descriptions added:

Shrubs: Kalmia, Leptospermum, Leycesteria, Ligustrum, Myrtus, Cercis, Fothergilla, Cordyline, Gaultheria, Grevillea, Andromeda, Clerodendrum, Callistemon, Caryopteris, Ceratostigma.

Herbs: Angelica, Aniseed, Basil, Balm, Borage, Curry Plant, Caraway, Chervil, Chives, Coriander.