What to plant in August
Buy two kinds of basil, a pot of tarragon, oregano and two punnets of parsley, to set you up for a delicious summer. Choose this year’s “summer annual” for at least six months of flowers. I choose zinnia, cosmos, nasturtium or petunias. Plant potatoes. Lots. Don’t clean winter’s leaves out of your pond yet! This is frog breeding time. Garden centres will have plants blooming – this is the time to fill up boring corners.