THINGS TO DO IN THE GARDEN THIS MONTH
1 If the days are hot, don’t skimp on watering. Plants in pots, hanging baskets and new plantings especially need a daily shower.
2 Deadhead perennials and repeat-flowering roses to prolong displays.
3 Once raspberries have fruited, cut out any spent canes. Keep an eye on strawberry runners and transfer any that have rooted in the soil into pots.
4 Sow green manures, such as Phacelia tanacetifolia. In a few weeks these can be dug into the soil to improve its fertility.