- 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.