Support heavy flowers
Put supports in place for herbaceous plants for those like peonies that produce heavy blooms.
Maximise rose blooms
Tie in climbing and rambling roses as near to horizontal as possible, to restrict sap flow, causing more side-shoots to grow along the stem, producing more flowers.
Protect soft fruit
Put netting in place to protect all soft fruit from birds.
Cover potato haulms
Earth up potatoes when the shoots are 23cm (9in) high, in order to prevent the new tubers going green, leaving 5cm (2in) of shoot uncovered so that the plant has enough foliage to continue growing.
Prepare winter veg and bedding
Sow cauliflower, purple sprouting broccoli, and winter bedding plants.