Hanging baskets and containers may need twicedaily watering in these high temperatures.
Similarly, fruit and veg will need your attention.
Summer-prune wisteria – this just means cutting back long whippy shoots to about six leaves.
You do this when the wisteria has finished flowering to encourage it to form more flower buds for next year.
Hedges which are looking a bit hairy can be trimmed back.
Cut back hardy geraniums that have finished flowering to encourage a second flush. Get rid of weeds before they set seed around your plot.
During this dry spell, raise the blades on your mower to allow the grass to remain a little longer. If it’s moist or there’s a chance of rain, give your lawn a summer feed.
Give your dahlias a liquid feed and stake them to support them as they grow.
Pinch out side shoots of cordon tomatoes. Water tomatoes daily to prevent split fruit.
Remove rose flowers as they start to go over – otherwise the plant will use its energy to produce rosehips.