1. When watering, new plantings and containers should take priority but fruit, veg and the lawn may also need water. Water the plant and not the bare soil to keep weeds in check.
2. Sow biennial plants, such as foxgloves, sweet William, honesty, verbascum, Iceland poppy, Miss Willmott’s Ghost (Eryngium giganteum), wallflowers, for flowering next year.
3. Plant out courgettes, sweet corn, pumpkins, dwarf, climbing and runner beans.
4. Start harvesting in earnest. Peas and beans, early potatoes, spinach, strawberries, raspberries, currents and gooseberries should all be ready. If carrots, beetroot and lettuce seem overcrowded gently pull a few young plants up to allow others to swell. Otherwise, visit a pick-your-own with the kids.
5. Keep picking sweet peas and perpetual flowering roses to keep them flowering. Dead heading bedding plants has the same effect.
6. Bedding plants, containers and house plants should now have a weekly liquid feed.
7. Pinch out side shoots from cordon tomatoes.
8. Stay ahead of annual weeds with a regular hoe. Dig out perennials such as dandelions before they produce more seed.
9. Look out for pests such as vine weevil, lily beetle, blackfly and aphids and remove them.
10. Damp down in the greenhouse to raise humidity and reduce pests. Cool it down by opening vents, and put up shades or painting shade paint.
Thanks to Catherine Cutler