Prune early flowering shrubs such as lilac, deutzia and forsythia.
Pick over gooseberries in full fruit, removing young green berries for cooking but leave plenty to mature for dessert.
Remove the growing points from early peas which have finished flowering to focus energies on pod production.
Liquid-feed gladioli for better blooms.
Cut back rock plants after flowering and trim trailing plants in the rock garden.
Deadhead roses to encourage repeat flowering unless they are being grown for the colour and profusion of hips.
Clip fast-growing established hedges.