Propagating Tasks in August
This is a good time to begin harvesting ripe seeds, and there is still time to propagate many shrubs and perennials.
Week 31 - 29th Jul. to 4th Aug.
Week 32 - 5th Aug. to 11th Aug.
Collect Mahonia berries, extract seeds and sow.
Collect and sow Sweet William seeds.
Prick out Cauliflower(spring)
Divide and repot Nerines if required.
Plant up Sprekelia bulbs singly in 75mm (3")pots.
Collect Poppy / Papaver seeds and place in store.
Week 33 - 12th Aug. to 18th Aug.
Propagate Peaches / Nectarines by setting the stones singly in potting compost.
Take Penstemon cuttings.
Week 34 - 19th Aug. to 25th Aug.
Place Aubretia seedlings in coldframe to harden off.
Take Cotoneaster cuttings.
Collect and store Nemophila seeds if required.
Sever Strawberry runners from parent plants (if rooted) and place in cold frame until planting out time.
Week 35 - 26th Aug. to 1st Sept.
Prick out Schizanthus if large enough to handle.