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Things to do in the Garden in August. Hozelock hosepipe watering the flowers.

Things To Do In The Garden In August With Hozelock

I really can’t believe we are in August already! It doesn’t seem all that long ago that I was writing out my previous post of jobs in the garden. Time is just flying by. I spend most of my spare time (when I get some) out in the garden and there is always something to keep me busy. Here is a list of useful to-dos for this month.


Tidy Up

Deadhead bedding plants to ensure they continue to bloom throughout autumn and prune summer-flowering shrubs once they have finished.

Our lavender has just had a trim to prevent it from becoming leggy next year and the climbing roses have been pruned too.


Water Well

Keep all of your pots well watered and add feed every 2-3 weeks and don’t forget to top up your birdbaths if you have one. This intense heat we have been having will soon dry them out.

The lawns should pick up this month with more showers so no need for treatment. Don’t forget to raise your blade on your mower when you cut the lawn next.

Damp down the inside of greenhouses on hot days to help increase humidity.

I think having the use of a reliable hose is so handy to have in a garden. I have recently been putting the Hozelock Auto Reel With 40-Metre Hose to the test and am so impressed! A major bugbear of mine is unravelling the hose only to spend most of your time trying to get the kinks out! And then there’s the reeling it all back in afterwards.

Thanks to the the Hozelock Auto Reel, I will never have these problems again. The 4o metres of 3 layered premium hose is anti-kink. Once the unit is mounted to the wall you can pull out as much hose as you need. The hose locks until you require more and you can do so by gently pulling the hose to release the lock. I also love the 180-degree pivot so I can get to hard to reach places with ease. Once I have finished watering the unit simply auto reels the hose back up which saves so much time!

You can take the unit off the wall and keep it indoors during the winter and there is an anti-theft padlock system to deter it from going walkies. Another fab feature is the child lock so you can rest assured that it cannot be messed with by little hands. It’s by far one of the best accessories I now have for the garden.


Vegetable Garden

If you are growing runner beans pinch the tops as soon as they reach the top of their supports to encourage more beans to grow down the sides.

Carrots that were sewn in spring will be ready to harvest now.

Courgettes will be more than ready to pick too.

Have a good weed to make sure they don’t pinch the nutrients of your produce.

What are you up to in your garden?

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*We were sent this product for the purpose of this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own and 100% honest.*

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  1. Judy Kennedy

    August 10, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Just started a herb garden it grows so quickly and means no more waste as I am often finding a soggy bundle or herbs at the bottom of my fridge

    1. Jayne

      August 13, 2018 at 10:09 am

      That’s fab Judy. Fresh herbs taste so much better don’t they? 🙂

  2. Lona

    August 11, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    I wish I had a nice little garden to grow my own healthy veggies and herbs… Ond day my dream come true and I will definitely follow your advices!

    1. Jayne

      August 13, 2018 at 10:13 am

      I hope you get your very own little garden one day. Perhaps you could consider an allotment for now?

  3. Chloe

    August 12, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Oh you’ve just reminded me to trim back our lavender #mmbc
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    1. Jayne

      August 13, 2018 at 10:13 am

      Glad to have helped Chloe 🙂

  4. Crummy Mummy

    August 12, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    I need one of these on our allotment! Instead I do exactly what you say: use my arm to roll it up & then spend ages ironing out the kinks next time I use it! #MMBC

    1. Jayne

      August 13, 2018 at 10:15 am

      It’s brilliant, it really is! I’ve had several over the years but this is by far the best one yet.

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