●● Disbud border carnations for larger blooms. ●● Cut back aubrieta and alyssum in the rock garden after flowering. ●● Complete planting of aquatics if you want a display this season. ●● Take cuttings from perennial wallflowers and verbascum hybrids, penstemons and diascias. ●●● Thin peaches for the remaining fruit to reach a good size. ●● Trim and train outdoor vines. ●●● Move desert cacti outdoors to a sunny patio or sheltered corner for the summer. ●● In dry weather, leave grass clippings on the lawn to help retain moisture. ●● Layer the lowgrowing branches of chaenomeles, cotinus and magnolia. ●● Continue to give early potatoes a good soaking once a week to ensure good yields. ●● Stop cutting established asparagus.