●● Cover peas with netting to protect the crop from birds. ●● Sow winter varieties of spinach in succession in August and September to provide crops from autumn to spring. ●● After fruiting, prune some of the oldest blackcurrant stems. ●● Check containers every day to see if they need watering. ●● Order springflowering bulbs to plant in the autumn. ●● Make sure leafy vegetables, fruiting crops and peas and beans are receiving sufficient water. ●● Shear off selfseeders such as alchemilla and cranesbill geranium after flowering to prevent unwanted seedlings and encourage new foliage. ●● Continue to mow lawns regularly, usually once a week. ●● After harvesting, dry onions and squashes in the sun before storing. ●● Earth up French beans to the bottom leaves and feed weekly with quarterstrength liquid manure until the crop is finished.