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The Sunday Gardener is home to the best independent advice on all aspects of gardening. 

The August Calender has tips on what to do in the garden this month, and ideas for the veg plot. 

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Best Plants and Shrubs for August

Crocosmia

Geraniums

This is Crocosmia Jacknapes a lovely red and yellow variety which is not as vigorous as some and a shorter variety.  Crocosmia are easy to grow and provide later summer colour in the borders.

Clematis

clematis "Princess Diana"

This is a lovely dainty Clematis with bell shaped flowers which will bloom from August right through into September. It is available on sale from Crocus follow this link

Tip for August

July has ended with a monsoon, and the forecast looks very wet. If your garden looks like this don't despair , it will dry out and provided it is short lived there should be no long lasting damage. 

In the Kitchen Garden

Companion planting in the kitchen garden can make it look so attractive and this is a great example. This is the lovely kitchen garden at York Gate Garden in Leeds, a gem of a garden and so worth a visit. 

Gardening ideas and inspiration

Clematis Piilu

Easy to grow Spring and Summer flowering plants, advice as to the best climbing and scented plants.

Lavatera 'Barnsley'

Ideas for the Best Evergreen shrubs, Spring and Summer Flowering shrubs and fast growing shrubs.

Bees on Sedum

Advice on plants to attract bees and butterflies into your garden. Check out the 10 Best wildlife friendly plants and shrubs.

Onions

How to grow your own veg, including  growing from seed and the best veg for growing in containers

gloves and secateurs essential gardening kit

A month by month guide with advice and top tips what to do in the garden each month. Seasonal monthly advice in the Sunday Gardener's Newsletter.

Garden Pond with lilies in the rain

An easy step-by-step guide with illustrations on how to build a pond, choosing a pond liner, and attracting wildlife to your pond.

Snails on a Hosta

Pages of gardening tips including how to get rid of slugs and snails, what does frost hardy mean, when to use the Chelsea Chop and much more.

Award winning blogs

Regular posts with gardening chat on the Sunday Gardener's award winning blog, including visitors questions.