Dead head faded flowers of bedding plants and roses to encourage repeat flowering.
Cut down stems of perennials that have already finished flowering by half, e.g. Lupins and Delphiniums, and they may give you a second flush of flowers. Feed after cutting back.
Tie in the young shoots of Dahlias.
Take semi hard cuttings of many shrubs such as Camellia, Ceanothus, Cistus, Potentilla and Viburnum.
Early in the month cut Lavender for drying. Cut as soon as the flowers show colour. Tie in small bundles and hang in a shed or porch to dry. Once dry, rub the flowers off the stalk and place in small bowls or little muslin bags.
Hanging Baskets & Containers:
Water every day and feed once a week.
Continue to sow salad crops outside.
Water onions and weed around them.
Continue to harvest herbs to dry or to freeze.
Trim trained fruit trees, e.g. cordons, espaliers and fans of unwanted shoots.
Harvest Blackcurrants, Strawberries and Raspberries.
Tomatoes grown in the greenhouse may start fruiting. Keep the plants supported, regularly remove side shoots and feed.