l Harvest culinary herbs to freeze or dry for winter use.
l Disbud dahlias, as required.
l Remove the growing tips from greenhouse tomatoes by the middle of August to encourage the fruit to develop rapidly.
l Take the last crop of cuttings from pinks.
l Pick off and destroy any fruits of early apples and plum trees showing signs of rot.
l Plant new summer varieties of strawberries.
l Collect and dry seeds of dill, fennel, chives and other herbs as they ripen. They can be resown immediately in seed drills if you want to expand the stock in the herb garden. Alternatively, they are useful for flavouring.
l Continue to cut sweetpeas to encourage further flowers
l Feed trees and shrubs that are performing badly with a high-nitrogen liquid fertiliser.
l Take cuttings of rock plants such as aubrieta, phlox, thyme and helianthemum