Dead head roses and bedding plants regularly to prolong flowering. Keep containers watered and fed to ensure continued good performance.
Cut back hardy geraniums to ground level after they have had their first flush of flowers to encourage new foliage and more flowers later in the year. Divide congested clumps of bearded iris after flowering. Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt.
If we have not had any rain raise the height of the mower blade to keep it greener for longer, and give the lawn a quick acting summer feed, especially if not given a spring feed.
Cut down summer fruiting raspberry canes after they have fruited and tie in the new canes that will fruit next year. After strawberry plants have finished fruiting, cut off all the leaves. They are of little use and can become diseased. Prune plum, cherry and damsons after harvesting fruit.
Keep tomatoes well watered to prevent blossom end rot. Pick courgettes before they become marrows.
Damp down glasshouse floors to discourage red spider mite. To avoid mildew on wall trained plants ensure they are well watered.
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