What to do in the garden in dry continental and high veld regions during August:
- Sow summer-flowering annuals like:
- Alyssum, amaranthus, baby’s breath,
- bells of Ireland, busy Lizzy, Californian poppies,
- celosias, coleus, cornflowers, cosmos, dianthus,
- feverfew, gloriosa daisies, hollyhocks, lobelias,
- lupins, nasturtiums, nicotianas, petunias,
- pincushion flowers, portulacas, scarlet salvias,
- strawflowers, sunflowers, verbenas and zinnias.
- Sow vegetables like:
- Plant summer-flowering bulbs:
- Amazon lilies, Aztec lilies, berg lilies,
- blue squill, cannas, elephant’s ear,
- fairy lilies, ifafa lilies, montbretias,
- nerines, peruvian daffodils,
- plantain lilies, pineapple lilies, spider ilies,
- tiger flowers, tuberose and
- wild garlic flame lilies,
- liatris and arums can be planted at the end of the month.
- Continue to water and feed spring-flowering bulbs.
- Plan your Summer garden.
- Water citrus trees well every three weeks and spray against citrus psylla; water other fruit trees thoroughly every second week.