JOBS FOR THE WEEK
■ THERE’S plenty to harvest – grab courgettes before they turn to marrows, second earlies and maincrop potatoes if the foliage is yellowing. French and runner beans can be cropped, and onions, shallots and garlic are ready to dig up when foliage turns yellow.
■ GOING on holiday? Move pots into shady positions and ask a neighbour to water them.
■ 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.
■ IF lavender is going over, trim it to stop it getting leggy.
■ CUT back perennials that are finished and deadhead your bedding plants.
■ PREVENT disease by removing rose leaves with black spot and fallen diseased apples or pears.
■ IF YOU are growing fruit in containers, give them a high potash liquid feed.
■ TAKE leaf cuttings from Begonia rex, African violets, cape primroses, crassula and kalanchoe.
Now’s the time to take leaf cuttings from your primroses
Onions are ready to be dug up now