Take basal cuttings of border plants such as lupins and delphiniums before they develop hollow stems, at which point it’s too late for successful cuttings.
Sow fast-maturing and late-flowering annuals, herbs and vegetables including parsnips, early carrots and runner beans.
It’s good to be thin
Thin out hardy annual, vegetable and other seedlings sown outdoors.
Pinch out the growing tips of bush fuchsias while the plants are still small and check all types of tender fuchsias for pests.
Make sure the greenhouse has adequate shading and ventilation to prevent overheating.
Get in training
Train greenhouse cucumbers and tomatoes, removing male flowers from cucumbers.
Earth up early and maincrop potatoes, protecting foliage if frost is forecast.
Keep blades high
Cut lawns with naturalised bulbs growing in them, keeping the mower blades high.
Mulch to do
If you haven’t yet done so, mulch borders with organic matter.