Summer

Early-summer

  • Feed, water and deadhead bedding plants
  • Feed and deadhead roses after they’ve flowered
  • Sow seeds of perennial plants, winter bedding and biennials outdoors
  • Water winter-planted trees and shrubs if needed
  • Start to deadhead spent blooms

Mid-summer

  • Keep the water level topped up in pools
  • Plant autumn-flowering bulbs
  • Continue weeding

Last-summer

  • Sow hardy annual seeds for autumn planting
  • Deadhead perennials
  • Take shrub cuttings

Autumn

Early-autumn

  • Put tender plants under cover before frosts
  • Plant spring bedding
  • Plant spring bulbs

Mid-autumn

  • Plant deciduous trees and shrubs
  • Plant climbers
  • Lay new lawns, so long as soil is not too wet

Last-autumn

  • Plant roses
  • Compost leaves
  • Plant bulbs like tulips and hyacinths
  • Take cuttings from shrubs and roses

Winter

Early-Winter

  • Bubblewrap container plants to stop soil freezing
  • Tidy and weed

Mild-winter

  • Feed indoor plants

Last-winter

  • Order seeds for next year and plan what you’re going to grow

Spring

Early-spring

  • Prune roses
  • Sow hardy annuals outdoors. Sow half-hardy annuals in the greenhouse or
  • Tidy borders,
  • Weed and mulch with compost or manure
  • Lift and divide existing perennials
  • Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

Mild-spring

  • Plant new roses, trees, shrubs and perennials
  • Feed trees, roses, shrubs, beds and borders with an organic fertilizer
  • Pot up half-hardy annuals
  • Begin your spring planting routine

Late-spring

  • After the last frost, begin planting out
  • Take cuttings from shrubs and perennials