Plenty to harvest now – courgettes, before they turn to marrows, as well as second earlies and main crop potatoes, if the foliage is going yellow. French and runner beans can be cropped regularly, and onions, shallots and garlic are ready to dig up when foliage becomes yellow and flops over.
Check for cabbage white butterfly eggs and remove. Do the same with blackfly on broad beans and aphids everywhere.
Spot-treat lawn weeds or pull out by hand.
Cut back perennials which are finished or those that will give a second flush, such as hardy geraniums. Dead-head bedding plants and perennials.
Going on holiday? Move pots to shady positions and ask a neighbour to water them.
Prevent disease by removing rose leaves with black spot from the ground, and fallen diseased apples or pears.
If you’re growing fruit in containers, give them a high potash liquid feed.