●● Sow seeds of summer bedding indoors, including pelargoniums, nicotiana, petunia, salvia and verbena. ●● Prune largeflowered clematis in Group 2 by shortening long shoots down to a pair of swelling leaf buds. ●● Remove badly placed, damaged or diseased branches of apple and pear trees. ●● Continue to order summer-flowering bulbs, tubers and corms. ●● Prune any remaining winter-flowering shrubs which have finished blooming. ●● Have the lawn mower serviced ready for the new season. ●● Ensure tree ties are secure but not too tight. ●● Continue winter digging if weather permits. ●● Sow tomato seeds for growing in a cool greenhouse. ●● Bring strawberries in containers into the greenhouse for early fruit. ●● Prune the old flowering heads of hydrangeas, left on through the winter to give some protection against frost.