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.
Fruit & Vegetables
Get the best from your fruit and vegetables this month.
What to do in the garden this month.
Birds & Wildlife
The Pigeon is a very common bird, found mainly in towns, parks and gardens.
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
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.
A to Z of Plants
See our extensive list of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and biennials.
Take cuttings and grow your own plants from seed.
Identify the tools you need to garden successfully.
Gardens to Visit
Visit some of the most spectacular gardens in Britain.
Updates & Additions
New plant descriptions added: