- Keep on weeding.
- Do a weekly check on any plants planted within the last three years.
- Edge beds.
- Clean and sharpen the pruners. If I keep putting this on my list, it will get done. Eventually.
- Don’t forget to water when needed.
- Set up pea and bean cages so the deer leave some for us.
- Continue planting beans, pumpkins, cucumbers, carrots, corn, and parsnips. I really hope we have a long Autumn to make up for the non-existent Spring. Otherwise, I might not get much of a harvest this year.
- Start checking garlic for readiness to harvest when lower leaves begin turning yellow.
- Plant parsley, chives, dill, and basil.
- Plant celosia and nasturtiums.
- Put compost around hyacinths, tulips, and bluebells.
- Deadhead calla lilies.
- Weed around the Indian plum.
- Divide primroses and plant them by the roses.
- Cut back perennials if needed.
- Transplant the roses from the backyard to the front.
- Spread compost over the roses by mid-month.
- Weed around the roses.
- Remove blind shoots from roses.
- Check for blackspot and remove.
- Continue deadheading roses, pruning back to an outward facing leaf.
- Tie roses to trellis — horizontally for more blooms.
- Keep shrub beds weeded.
- Prune if necessary.
- Clean areas where houseplants are displayed.
- Wash the outsides of the pots.
- Fertilize twice a month.
- Water as much as needed. This may be twice a day if it ever gets above 65 degrees.