New plants for next year
Take cuttings of patio and container plants ready for next year.
Watch out for aphids (greenfly and blackfly) on stems and leaves of young shoots.
Keep newly planted shrubs watered
Ensure newly planted trees and shrubs do not dry out. They need much more water than people imagine – new roses need a gallon a day in extreme heat says David Austin Roses.
Cool your greenhouse
Keep pond levels from falling
Top up ponds and water features if necessary – a spray attachment on the hose will aerate the water. Any pumps on water features should be left on during sultry nights, as oxygen levels are lower in such conditions.