Five Gardening Tips for August
…from our Head Gardener James at Craiglwyd Hall…
With the height of Summer just around the corner we caught up with James, our Head Gardener at Craiglwyd who has won three gold Wales in Bloom awards as well as special recognition awards at Dinlle Caravan Park during his time there. James previously worked at Bodnant Garden and Bridgemere Garden World so he’s our go to man for all things plant and flower related with over 24 years experience! Here’s James’ tips for your gardens in August:
1. Dead head your bedding
Constantly dead head your flowers because it promotes fresh flower growth, James tells us to grab just behind the flower removing the head and the green stem.
2. Water and feed to make sure everything is fully hydrated
This will continue growth throughout the hot Summer period. It’s best to water from 8 – 11am and then from 5.30pm onwards. Do this once a day to keep your flowers well hydrated.
3. Keep an eye on mildew
Mildew starts forming when it’s wet and warm and that’s when the fungus spreads. Use copper fungicide on the leaves to ensure it doesn’t spread and take over the plant.
4. Pinch out tops of tomatoes
This will ensure that they bush out and give a better fruit offering. Feed with Tomorite (concentrated tomato food) twice a week.
5. Edge your borders
Do this once a week to keep them looking fresh and be sure to also cut hedges now that any nesting birds will have left by late Summer.
James and the team at Craiglwyd Hall recently picked up 1st place in the Penmaenmawr in Bloom Awards for the Commercial Caravan/Garden category – congratulations to everyone at Craiglwyd Hall Caravan Park, it really is looking stunning at the moment!
If you would like to visit one of our parks to see how beautiful they look why not request a park tour?