The spring period does seem to have been good for growth all round the garden, so there will be a need for time to be spent on general maintenance i.e. cutting back some shrubs after flowering and forking over the borders.
The tomatoes will need the side shoots pinching out and the main growth tying in. Also, as the first truss sets, it will be time for the weekly feed of liquid potash to improve the flavour. As I write, the young plants are growing well and I look forward to a good crop.
I have checked the growth of the gooseberries, and there should be a crop but not as plentiful as I have had. As always the lawn will need its weekly cut and trim the edges to make the area look good.
Assuming I have good germination, it will be time to thin out the carrots and beetroot. Succession sowing of the lettuce will be essential to keep a good crop growing.
As usual, though, one will have to keep a good eye open for pests, especially green and black fly, and treat accordingly. I have already seen the red lily beetle on my lilies, but I should be all right now for a few weeks!
Tip of the month: Find time to relax and enjoy your garden