Jobs to do this month include:
• Continue to deadhead, especially dahlias which should be looking great by now.
• Weed!!! – shouldn’t be too much of this but its best to keep on top of it.
• Keep the lawn mown and edges cut – due to dry weather you may need to raise the height of the cut if you want to keep your lawn green.
• Trim hedges – now the birds have finished nesting now’s the time to get your hedges back in order
• Water – Any plants that are looking a bit tired and are wilting are in need of a drink. If they look really bad then water immediately, and then top up later in the day when its cooler.
• If you have any meadow areas then these should be cut and the hay raked asap.
• Spray and feed roses.
• Plant out autumn flowering bulbs eg colchicum.
• Remove lavender stalks and trim bush leaving some green fresh foliage.
• Order spring flowering bulbs.
• Ensure camellias have sufficient water to ensure flowers for next year.
• Clip evergreen shrubs
• Prune current seasons growth of wisteria back to 5-6 leaves.
• Mow summer flowering meadows.

Veg Garden:
• Harvest Garlic
• Sow oriental greens such as mizuna and mibuna, pak choi etc.
• Harvest early apples.
• Start lifting main crop potatoes.
• Summer prune trained fruit such as espalier apples, pears etc.
• Trim non flowering stems of grapes cutting back to one leaf from the main branch.