Keep plants well fed and watered
■ HANGING baskets and containers may need watering twice daily if the weather improves. Similarly, fruit and veg will need your attention.
■ IF IT’S moist or there’s a chance of rain, give your lawn a summer feed.
■ HEDGES looking a bit hairy can be trimmed back.
■ SUMMER-PRUNE wisteria – this just means cutting back long whippy shoots to about six leaves. You do this when the wisteria has finished flowering to encourage it to form more flower buds for next year.
■ CUT back hardy geraniums that have finished flowering to encourage a second flush.
■ REMOVE rose flowers as they start to go over – otherwise the
plant will use its energy to produce rosehips. ■ GET weeds out of the ground before they set seed around your plot.
■ GIVE your dahlias a liquid feed and stake them to support them as they grow.
■ PINCH out side shoots of cordon tomatoes. Water tomatoes daily to prevent split fruit.
Keep hanging baskets well watered
Pull up weeds before it’s too late for your plot...