The other day, I wandered up the garden to find that some of my favourite emerging phlox had been razed to the ground.
Pick: off the dead flowerheads of rhododendrons and azaleas
Recycle: grass cuttings, composting them or using as a mulch around trees and bushes
Plant out: dahlias and chrysanthemums raised from cuttings, staking them to support the stems as they grow
Feed: flowering plants and shrubs with a general fertiliser, hoeing it into the soil and water in if the weather remains dry
Sow: a few seeds of salad crops like lettuce and radish every fortnight during summer
Plant out: ridge cucumbers in cold frames
Pinch out: the soft tips of broad bean plants to reduce the risk of blackfly