Welcome to the Sunday Gardener
August the last month of summer, but there is still lots to see and do in the garden.
The Sunday Gardener's August Calendar has jobs and tips to keep your garden and veg plot at it's best.
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A garden favourite, Clematis Jackmanii with soft velvety flowers and a striking blue is a lovely long flowering climber for the garden. Advise on growing Clematis and pruning, C. Jackmanii is pruning group 3.
Broad beans are finished but if you cut the stems down, water and feed them to kick start often they will provide a late second crop. As in the image the beans pods are smaller, and there are less of them, but you can pick beans until late Sept/early October if the growing season is good.
The Sunday Gardener has pages of free, practical gardening advice. There is advice on growing spring flowering plants and shrubs, and summer flowering plants and shrubs. Images and information on the best climbing plants, scented plants, and plants for shade. .
Detailed information about growing vegetables and a month by month seasonal calendar.
Struggling to identify a shrub or plant? Send an image to the Sunday Gardener for help.