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August News - Enjoying Late Summer

Monday, August 20, 2018

It’s time to keep watering and dead-heading to keep the flowers going, as we move into the late Summer flowering season. At this time of year things can all look rather green… so make sure you have a good selection of late flowering perennial/plants to keep the bright colours going into Autumn. Check out our Plantwatch below for some suggestions.

Wisterias seem to be going crazy at the moment with their summer wispy growth, keep this cut back before it gets out of hand.

The Urban Gardeners maintenance teams are out in full force this month, so if your garden needs a summer tidy up please do get in touch!

 

Plantwatch

Look out for late Summer colour:

Rudbeckia fulgida var sullivantii goldturm - this great ‘Black eyed susan‘ is ideal for a blast of late summer colour from August to October. Large golden yellow daisy like flowers with cone shaped black centres. Plant in bold drifts in the middle of the border.

Rudbeckia

Perovskia Blue Spire - a popular Russian sage. Lovely aromatic foliage with upright spikes of violet/blue flowers around 1-1.2m high. Good late summer colour and fairly drought tolerant.

Perovskia

Anemone x Hybrida Honorine Jobert - another lovely late summer flowering plant with elegant, cup-shaped, white flowers on tall, wiry stems. The leaves are vine-like, dark green, and semi-evergreen. Plant in sun or shade and towards back of the border as this can get up to 1.5m high.

Anemone

 

Good time to...

Prune wispy Wisteria

Keep dead-heading flowering plants

Keep watering all areas of your garden, pots, containers, borders, flowerbeds and lawns

 

Gardens in the News

BBC1’s Countryfile is turning 30 this summer, here are some interesting articles on British beetles and Foraging

The Garden Museum is holding an exhibition on Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies to mark 100 years since the publication of these beautiful illustrations.

 

Company news

Design and planting job completed in Clapham

Seasonal garden tidy-up in New Malden

 

Please do get in touch for any of your gardening needs

Best wishes

Toby and The Urban Gardeners team