Summer is progressing

This is often one of the hottest months of the year and a great time to sit out and enjoy your garden. Keep plants looking good by regularly dead-heading, and you’ll enjoy a longer display of blooms. Make sure you keep new plants well watered, using grey water where possible, and hoe off weeds, which thrive in the sunshine.

Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt

Care for houseplant while on holiday

Water tubs and new plants if dry, but be water-wise

Deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials, to ensure continuous flowering

Pick courgettes before they become marrows

Treat apple scab

Clear algae, blanket weeds and debris from ponds, and keep them topped up

Order catalogues for next year’s spring-flowering bulbs

Give the lawn a quick-acting summer feed, especially if not given a spring feed

Harvest apricots, peaches and nectarines

“Ambience is constantly improving our staff training. This includes NPTC spray training, First aid for all staff, we carry out monthly tool boxes on all aspects of our work and constantly re train all our staff, to be gardeners, not just grass cutters”