Dead head plants regularly to keep them looking good and make their flower display last longer.
Don’t forget to keep watering newly planted plants, because until they have established a good root system their roots will be shallow rooted and small.
Prune early summer flowering shrubs such as Philadelphus and Weigela. Cut back flowered growth to a strong lower shoot and thin out up to a fifth of old, woody stems.
Carry on checking climbers, and tie in where necessary.
Now is the time to plant autumn flowering bulbs such as Nerine, Colchicum and Autumn crocus. Cut back hardy geraniums and delphiniums after first flowers to encourage a second flush, give them a feed afterwards.
Low, carpet growing plants, that are sparce in the centre can be in-filled with gritty compost to encourage new growth. Give dahlias a liquid feed, tie in shoots from tall varieties.
Pinch out climbing beans when they reach the top of their supports. Keep tomatoes well watered to prevent blossom end rot.
Raise the height of the mower blade to keep the lawn greener for longer if we have not had rain. Apply early biological control against chafer grubs in the lawn, if the soil is not dry, or treat in August or early September.