August is one my favourite months of the gardening year. The weather might be variable and sometimes challenging, but there are always fine spells when you can get out and get busy. Longer days means a lot can be achieved, so plan your activities carefully to make the most of time spent gardening. You can read tips on what to tackle this August - and you'll find some of the best tools for the job right here.
One really shouldn't have favourites, but of course I do! I have chosen 50 plants that I couldn't live without. Here are 3 great performers if you are still spoilt for choice.