What needs doing this month

Jobs for August.

As soon as strawberries have finished fruiting, remove dead leaves and straw put down along with the runners unless you want to create new plants from these.

Give wisteria a summer prune shortening the long whippy stems, this allows better air circulation and more sunlight in - the end result will be more flowers.

Sow several pots of parsley seeds now ready for use in winter, once the leaves are cut for use they will not regrow.

A job not to do - The lawn not having had rain for several weeks will be turning brown, watering it is a waste of water, it will regrow and recover as soon as rain does fall.