JOBS TO DO THIS WEEK
Plant out young plants of courgettes, pumpkins and squashes. If you didn’t grow these from seed, there are plenty at garden centres.
Thin out carrot seedlings – remember to completely remove the thinnings, as if left about, their scent will attract carrot fly. You can cover with horticultural mesh to keep carrot fly away.
Collect seed from candelabra primulas, and sow fresh. Pop a few nasturtium seeds in pots for a latesummer vibrant display.
Start feeding tomatoes in grow bags with high potash feed to encourage flowers and fruit formation.
Tie in climbing and rambling roses – the more you train them horizontally, the more this will encourage side shoots to develop and produce more flowers. Spray roses to protect against diseases.
Plan for next spring – now’s the time to start sowing seeds of Bellis perennis, polyanthus, pansies and wallflowers so that they will be in flower (when very little else is) for brightening up the garden in late winter/early spring.