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Garden Work in August

Time to plant early spring flowers - even if you forgot to plant spring bulbs way back in autumn, now's good for hellebores (winter roses), azaleas, and camellias. Great mileage can be had from the potted colour table at the local garden centre with primulas, polyanthus and poppies. Or, if you have the space plant a NZ clematis, C. paniculata - it has beautiful flowers appearing now.

Prune hydrangeas back to double shoots, unless the stem ends in tightly pointed foliage - this is an early spring flower.


Advice from Prolawn, the turf professionals - 'if the lawn is wet, don't try to mow or walk over it, you're better to wait until it dries out a bit"

Use a general lawn fertiliser during August - Prolawn Garden Supreme.

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