Lavender can be cut back after flowering has finished. Remove the dead flower stalks and some leaf growth to maintain the plants’ shape and stop them from growing leggy. Flower heads can be used for potpourri.
Flowers to look out for during August include Common mallow, Wild carrot, the bright yellow blooms of the unloved Ragwort, Teasel, Hemp agrimony and Marjoram. On heathland Heather will be at its best, producing a carpet of purple flowers.
There will be an abundance of different fruits, berries and nuts ripening this month such as Blackberries on Bramble bushes, the purple to black berries of Elders and berries of the Sea Buckthorn that will be beginning to turn orange. Nuts include hazel nuts, beech nuts and acorns.