●● Prune shrubs, including chaenomeles, deutzia, philadelphus, weigela and spiraea, as soon as they have finished flowering. ●● Use markers to indicate the location of bulb clumps if you are planning to do any major planting later this year. ●● Thin out any hardy annuals that are still too closely packed together. ●● Trim herbaceous geraniums using a pair of shears to remove faded flowers, helping the plants to remain bushy and, in many cases, produce a second flush of flowers later in the summer or early autumn. ●● Continue to pinch out shoot tips on summer bedding to help the plants remain bushy and not become straggly. ●● Use edging shears to neaten up lawn edges once a week and throw the trimmings onto the compost heap. ●● Continue to plant out tender vegetables raised from seed such as sweetcorn, courgettes, marrows, French beans and runner beans. ●● Prune plums, cherries, nectarines and almonds. ●● Harvest the last of the rhubarb. After June it tends to become stringy. ●● Use a hand fork to weed areas such as terraces, patios or paths where weeds are growing up through the cracks.