Planting in August

Caroline Furlong asked 13 years ago

I have just moved and only grass in garden. Am a complete gardening beginner. Is there anything I can plant this time of year to add some colour to the garden. Shrubs or flower, preferably something that will come back yearly.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
First take stock of what you have and start a wish list, which then should be narrowed down to priotities, linking these to suitable areas of the garden.

Mark out the position of new borders and beds. Prepare the ground by killing the existing grass, either by covering to exclude light or by using Roundup or similar.

Plant trees, shrubs and perennial flowers when the ground is free of weeds and grass. Autrumn is a good time to plant. Plant sprig bulbs in autumn too.

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