October Jobs

RHS Top 10 Jobs for October Clear up fallen autumn leaves regularly Cut back perennials that have died down Divide herbaceous perennials and rhubarb crowns Move tender plants, including aquatic ones, into the greenhouse Plant out spring cabbages Harvest apples,

September Jobs

RHS Top 10 Jobs for September Divide herbaceous perennials Pick autumn raspberries Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway Keep up with

August Jobs

RHS Top 10 Jobs for August Prune Wisteria Don’t delay summer pruning restricted fruits Deadhead flowering plants regularly Watering! – particularly containers, and new plants, preferably with grey recycled water or stored rainwater Collect seed from favourite plants Harvest sweetcorn

July Jobs

RHS Top 10 Jobs for July Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt Place conservatory plants outside now that it is warm Water tubs and new plants if dry, but be water-wise Deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials, to ensure

June Jobs

RHS Top 10 Jobs for June Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside Mow

May Jobs

RHS Top 10 Jobs for May Watch out for late frosts. Protect tender plants Earth up potatoes, and promptly plant any still remaining Plant out summer bedding at the end of the month (except in cold areas) Collect rainwater and

April Jobs

RHS Top 10 Jobs for April Keep weeds under control Protect fruit blossom from late frosts Tie in climbing and rambling roses Sow hardy annuals and herb seeds Start to feed citrus plants Increase the water given to houseplants Feed

March Jobs

RHS Top 10 Jobs for March Protect new spring shoots from slugs Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes Plant summer-flowering bulbs Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials Top dress containers with fresh compost Mow the lawn on dry

February Jobs

RHS Top 10 February Jobs Prepare vegetable seed beds, and sow some vegetables under cover Chit potato tubers Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches Net fruit and vegetable crops to keep the birds off Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have