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Clematis Cystal fountain

Top gardening tips for August

Summer prune Wisteria to ensure next years flowers

Trim back lavender

You can check and prune hedges now that birds have fledged

August Gardening Calendar 


The Sunday Gardener YouTube Channel

There are over 60 short videos on The Sunday Gardener's YouTube channel full of gardening tips and ideas.

Everything you need to know in easy to follow videos.  


Best Shrubs and Plants for August


Stunning Dahlia

In August, Dahlias are looking splendid and make a great show if you have the right growing conditions. In colder areas, it is necessary to lift and store the Dahlia tubers over winter.

Check out How to Grow Dahlia


Late flowering Clematis

Clematis florida var. florida 'Sieboldiana' clematis (group 2)

There is an excellent selection of Clematis, which flower later in the summer throughout August and September. Illustrated is Clematis florida var. florida 'Sieboldiana' with it bold purple and white flowers. It is a group 2 Clematis for pruning purposes.

How to grow Clematis

Crocus has a large and colourful selection of late flowering Clematis for sale.


Bee on Sedum

Bees and Butterflies love sedums and if you are looking for just one plant which will bring pollinators into your garden Sedums are it. Don't just take my word for it. Check out my YouTube video, which shows wildlife friendly Sedums.



Persicaria amplexicaulis

And if you are looking to create a more wildlife friendly garden Persicaria amplexicaulis is another pollinators friend. Unusually for a plant which attracts so many pollinators, Persicaria will grow in the shade. Again, the video shows it all.

Gardening ideas and inspiration

Allium with butterfly

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

bee on sedum

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

tomatoes on the vine ripening

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

toms in hanging basket

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

ducks on garden pond

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

gardening tips

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

gardening calender  month by month what to do in the garden

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