July brings long, warm days that continue late into the evening – perfect for pottering in the garden after work, hosting barbecues, and enjoying your beds and borders as they reach their peak.
Summer can still throw out a few surprises – make sure tall plants and climbers are well supported in case of bad weather.
Water at dusk to reduce evaporation and use mulch to retain moisture around plants.
Terracotta pots are prone to evaporation so dampen the pot down to keep roots inside cool and damp.
Regularly deadhead bedding and perennial plants to encourage new blooms for as long as possible.