Angie's Garden Calendar August


It’s still winter and in many areas gardeners will experience low temperatures and frosty conditions for a while yet. But the good news is that winter is almost over, so it’s time to get ready for a delightfully productive spring.

Whats On?

2015 is the International Year of Soils. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has several key messages as part of this special year, including that healthy soils are the basis for healthy food production, soils help combat and adapt to climate change by playing a key role in the carbon cycle and that soils help support our planet’s biodiversity. Home gardeners can play a part by caring for their own soil by making compost, incorporating organic matter and using mulch.

For more information on the International Year of Soils head to

For a complete guide to August gardening, refer to the articles below:


Berries, Citrus, Apples and More!

Follow this link for all you need to know about growing your own crop of Rasberries, Rhubarb, Apples and Citrus.

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Wonderful Winter Garden Colour

Just because its winter it does not mean that you cannot have a wonderful winter garden full of colour.

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Rose Pruning & Care

Keep a watchful eye out for aphids which love new rose buds and leaf shoots.

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August Vegies & Herbs

Have you ever tried growing your own spuds? We have the low down on what to do and when to do more!

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Seed of the month - Yates Marigold ‘Cupid Mix’

The Yates Seed of the Month for August 2015 is Yates Marigold ‘Cupid Mix’.

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Product of the month - Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food

The Yates Product of the Month for August 2015 is Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food.

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