Hello August…

Monday Aug 01, 2022

In the Northern hemisphere, August is considered to be the last month of summer. In the Southern hemisphere, it’s the opposite of course, so it’s the last of the winter months.

What’s in season in August in the UK?

Heat-loving crops like tomatoes, cucumbers and chilies are in their prime now. Even aubergines and peppers, which are imported to the UK all year round, can be found growing in British greenhouses and veg gardens this month.

Vegetables to harvest or buy in August….

  • Aubergines
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Courgettes and summer squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Fennel
  • French beans
  • Lettuce and other salad leaves
  • Potatoes
  • Peas and mangetout
  • Peppers and chilies
  • Runner beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Spring onions
  • Sweetcorn

Fruit to harvest or buy

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Plums
  • Early apple varieties such as ‘Discovery’

August Birth Flowers

The August birth flowers, gladiolus and poppy, both symbolize remembrance. These two summer bloomers come in a variety of colours and make for great cut flowers.

What are the meaning of the birth flowers for the Month of August?

Gladiolus, a symbol of strength and love, provides height to the garden and a splash of much-needed colour in the final full month of the summer season.

Gladiolus Flowers

The poppy, known best for its red colour and made famous by a poem written more than a century ago, has long been associated with those lost during times of war.

August Star Signs

  • Leo (July 23 – August 22)
  • Virgo (August 23 – September 22)


Events in August

Friday 5th August – International Beer Day

Friday 13th August – Quadrant Furniture Sale Ends

Friday 13th August – Prosecco Day

Wednesday 17th August – Cupcake Day

Thursday 18th August – Braintree Museum – Litter Picking Through History: Clean-up event

Friday 19th August – National Potato Day

Saturday 20th August – National Bacon Lover’s Day

Thursday 25th August – National Burger Day

Monday 29th August – Summer Bank Holiday

World Water Week 2022 will take place from 23rd August to 1st September.