●● Plant dwarf bulbous irises for winter colour. ●● Tidy your pond by deadheading marginal aquatic plants and removing excess growth from submerged oxygenating plants. ●● Check for reversion on variegated shrubs and trees and remove all-green shoots. ●● If your potatoes are small due to dryness in early summer but rain has now fallen, encourage them by dusting fertiliser between the rows and hoeing in. ●● Pick over bedding dahlias to remove any seedheads, which helps to keep the plants in flower. ●● As fruit ripens on trees, their weight increases. Check over the branches to see if any need support. ●● :: Earth up French beans to the bottom leaves and feed weekly with quarter strength liquid manure until the crop is finished. ●● Pinch out the growing tips of wallflowers to make the plants bushier. ●● Remove the growing tips from greenhouse tomatoes to encourage the fruit to develop more rapidly. ●● Sow Japanese onions to overwinter. ●● Take the last crop of cuttings this year from pinks.