Inject a burst of happy y summer colour with pots of these stunners. . They thrive in a partsun/part-shade spot that retains some moisture yet drains well.
Cut back to k keep compact but retain a few healthy cuttings to gain a few no-cost plants for some quick-fix colour.
Move tender ones out of blazing sun positions and into shadier spots. Plant marigolds, snapdragons and lavender among vegetables to attract pollinating bees.
Check trees for the small, blobby grubs called pear and cherry slugs that wreak damage on foliage. If present, use a commercial product or simply hose them off with a strong jet of water and apply a horticultural glue around the trunk to stop them climbing back up.
Plant autumn ones such as nerines, belladonna lilies, lycoris and colchicum.
Buy insect-repelling candles or a bug-zapper to take the sting out of outdoor summer dining.