JOBS FOR THE WEEK
RASPBERRIES and other summer-fruiting berries that have fruited can be cut out and new shoots tied in for next year.
DAHLIAS and lilies may need staking as they achieve full height this month.
LAWN chafers or leatherjackets a problem? Now’s a good time to treat the soil with nematodes. And keep an eye out for scarlet lily beetle – remove by hand.
MAKE sure azaleas and camellias don’t dry out as they are forming buds for next spring.
ENCOURAGE another flush of flowering with a fortnightly dose of high potash like a tomato feed.
BULB catalogues are out so it’s time to think about what you will plant for the spring garden next year. Early spring bulbs provide interest and colour GLASSHOUSES need damping down in the hot weather and plants will get scorched if it’s very sunny, so remember to shade where appropriate. Keep an eye out for pests such as red spider mite and order biological controls where necessary.
Azaleas in some of the toughest gardening months.