Things to do this week.
Dry off begonia and gloxinia tubers to rest them for the winter.
Hoe regularly between vegetable rows to keep down weeds.
Take cuttings of conifers, evergreen trees and shrubs and root them in a propagator.
Sow sweet peas outdoors in a sheltered spot.
Prepare the ground for fruit trees and bushes to be planted this autumn and order your chosen varieties now.
Complete the planting of new strawberry beds.
Remove dead leaves from brassicas and other crops.
Protect the developing curds of cauliflowers by bending a few leaves over them.
Raise the height of cut on the mower to around 2.5cm (1in) and reduce the frequency of mowing.
Plant lily bulbs in borders or large pots.