Support taller herbaceous plants with plant rings and supports.
It is not too late to direct sow a few fast growing, hardy annuals such as Calendula, Godetia and Clarkia.
Direct sow runner beans, French beans and sweet corn for a bumper crop.
Trim box hedging. Avoid wet days and remove clippings to minimise the risk of box blight.
Sow winter flowering pansies and ornamental cabbage for late colour, along with wallflowers for spring flowering.
Hang yellow sticky traps to control insect pests in the greenhouse.
Start watering fruiting plants with Tomorite for a bumper crop.
Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds.
Fit shading in your greenhouse or spray with Greenhouse Shading.
Check roses early on for blackspot, aphids and leaf-rolling sawfly. Apply RoseClear. Red lily beetle and sawfly are now active and can be controlled with BugClear for flowers, fruit and veg. Vine weevil is a serious pest in containers and will also start to become active this month.