●● Ensure fruit trees and bushes have enough water while the fruit is setting, otherwise fruitlets are often shed. ●● Cover the ground under strawberries with straw or matting to protect the ripening fruit from mud and from slugs and other pests. ●● Feed newlyshooting hardy fuchsias with a nitrogen-rich fertiliser and keep the base free from weeds. ●● Finish off planting up patio containers to give the plants enough time to root and grow well for the summer. ●● Water hanging baskets daily. ●● Erect supports for climbing beans. ●● Harden off aubergines, courgettes, marrows, peppers and tomatoes grown from seed before planting outside. ●● Check for suckers and remove any which appear on fruit trees, grafted ornamental trees, rhododendrons and roses by pulling them away from the base rather than cutting them. ●● Plant out sprouting broccoli, Brussels sprouts and summer cabbage. ●● Control codling moth by hanging pheromone traps in apple and pear trees. ●● Lift forget-me-nots which have been used in spring bedding schemes and re-set them in a spare corner where their seeds will ripen and spread. ●● Continue to apply and refresh mulches to discourage weed and conserve moisture.