Summer is finally here!

Now the clocks have gone forward and the sun is beginning to shine, pop into the store to pick up some colourful foliage to add to your garden!

Scroll to read our main tips and advice for summer gardening, or click the button below to use Fosseway’s Plant Finder.

Top 10 Things to Do in August

Courgettes growing in soil
Sowing and Planting at Fosseway Garden Centre
  1. Prune the wisteria
  2. Don’t delay summer pruning fruits trained as restricted forms
  3. Deadhead flowering plants regularly
  4. Watering! – particularly containers, and new plants, preferably with grey recycled water or stored rainwater
  5. Collect seed from garden plants
  6. Harvest sweetcorn and other vegetables as they become ready
  7. Continue cutting out old fruited canes on raspberries
  8. Lift and pot up rooted strawberry runners
  9. Keep ponds and water features topped up
  10. Feed the soil with green manures
Man planting out young plant


  • Sow hardy annuals directly into borders to overwinter and flower next summer.
  • Take cuttings of tender perennials
  • Propagate pinks and carnations by layering
  • Prune climbing and rambling roses
  • Deadhead, water, and feed hanging baskets
Clematis deep purple

Trees and Shrubs

  • Prune wisteria and climbing shrubs such as Pyracantha after flowering.
  • Hebes and lavenders can be given a light prune after flowering.
  • Rambling roses can be pruned now, once they have finished flowering.
  • Give hedges a final trim over now.
  • Continue to deadhead shrubs, such as roses, to extend flowering into early autumn.
  • Thoroughly soak drought-stressed plants and shrubs, especially newly planted ones.
  • Get in qualified tree surgeons to remove large shrubs and trees that were casualties of summer drought.

‘Together we can grow…’

Seeds galore…

What would a trip to Fosseway be without a visit to our famous seed wall?

From our World Kitchen selection of exotic fruits and vegetables, to the Royal Horticultural Society’s brand, to the ever-popular Mr. Forthergill’s, we have seed so you can sow and grow whatever crop or flower you can imagine.

Take a trip down to Fosseway to buy some today, to explore your imagination and the limits of your gardening.

Sowing, planting, and maintenance

Plant pots terracotta slate and red

Here at Fosseway we have a wide range of pots, troughs, and other receptacles for you to plant your flowers in and display them beautifully.

We also carry multiple brands of high-quality soil and mulch.

For more information on plant protection and maintenance, see our Garden Care page.

– NEW! – The Potting Bench

Potting Bench for houseplants and planting Fosseway

The Potting Bench is Fosseway’s newest addition to the Plant Area.

Whether it’s planted containers, potting on, or general horticultural advice that you’re after, be sure to stop by and speak to any of our lovely, knowledgeable staff today.

We also specialise in hanging baskets, which can be customised and made to order.

Hanging basket spring


Succulents and cactuses houseplants Fosseway

Even if you are short on room or lack outdoor space, gardening is still an option here at Fosseway!

We have a growing selection of houseplants on offer: from marvellous succulents, to exotic orchids and spider plants. Come down to purchase a beautiful indoor plant today.

Orchid houseplant Fosseway

Get involved with the Royal Horticultural Society

The RHS is a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. They want to enrich everyone’s life through gardening, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.

Click on the images below to find out more.

RHS School Gardening
RHS Britian in Bloom
RHS National Gardening Week