Annuals and ground covers should be fed well and watered when dry.
Replace annuals that have (and finished) flowered with new seedlings or sow in prepared soil.
Deadhead and pick flowers regularly for better and prolonged flowering.
Plant your gladioli now deep enough for good support, in sandy soil.
Feed bulbs that are still growing and those growing in winter-rainfall gardens need to get extra water.
For best results remove winter and spring-flowering bulbs early summer.
Divide plants that need it and distribute extra plants in your own garden or share with your friends or local old age home.
Make sure to prepare the planting beds with compost and breaking up hard clumps before re-planting.
Feed and water rose bushes every 4 days.
Pinch back strong growth on new roses by a third.
Aphids and thrips, powdery mildew and bollworm need spraying against.
Lawns need feeding, aerating and to be cut at a raised height.
Mulching is very important. It will help the plants thrive and even survive extreme summer temperatures. You will notice plants need less frequent watering too.
Divide irises and other perennials.
Divide lifted bulbs before storing.
Pruning is necessary to remove spindly growth so that flowering is improved and to make way for younger and more vigorous branches. Prune once shrubs, trees and climbers are finished flowering and Azaleas can be neaten.
Feed plants and keep soil moist.
New Hydrangeas can be planted now.
Certain herbs will be ready for harvesting. Make sure to freeze, dry or share excess.
Sow fennel now and make sure it's not near coriander.
Feed, weed and mulch around vegetables.
Plant tomatoes deep and sow fast-growing vegetable varieties.
Harvest vegetables and freeze or share extras.
Harvest ripe apricots and peaches. The ripeness golden rule is: once you can smell them, you can pick them. Strawberries can be picked regularly and fed well.
Thin out marble-sized peaches, plums, and other soft fruits.
Protect apples and pears from coddling moth. Sticky tapes turned around trees will do the job.
Feed paw paws and bananas, water citrus trees well and deep and prune guavas hard.