Catch-cropping with salads
Preserve water around fruit
Mulching fruit crops will help them to retain moisture around the roots so you will use less water.
Deciduous shrubs cuttings
Take softwood cuttings of deciduous shrubs, including Forsythia, Fuchsia, Hydrangea macrophylla, Philadelphus and Spiraea – choose non-flowering stems.
Keep nipping off the dead flower heads of late-flowering daffodils and let the foliage die down naturally.
Keep the colour flowing
When old tulips have finished flowering, discard the bulbs, ready to plant up containers with summer bedding.