●● Prune early flowering shrubs such as lilac, deutzia and forsythia. ●● Pick over gooseberries in full fruit, removing young green berries for cooking but leave plenty to mature for dessert. ●● Remove the growing points from early peas which have finished flowering to focus energies on pod production. ●● Liquid-feed gladioli for better blooms. ●● Cut back rock plants after flowering and trim trailing plants in the rock garden. ●● Deadhead roses to encourage repeat flowering unless they are being grown for the colour and profusion of hips. ●● Clip fast-growing established hedges. ●● Canna lilies grown in pots in the greenhouse can be planted outside, providing taller growing features within summer bedding displays. ●● Sow beetroot, sweetcorn and cauliflower for a late harvest. ●● Lift and divide clumps of flag iris after flowering.