This is a busy month and rather than list all the things you should, could, would be doing how about just letting it all go a bit wild and sitting in the ‘occasional’ sunshine with a glass of something cold?

If like me you cannot just sit there watching the weeds grow then take a browse at this months multifarious tasks

The RHS provide a comprehensive and accurate list of things you could be doing

Or perhaps you’re thinking of transforming your gardens the Gardens Illustrated way?

There is the inspirational Dan P at the Guardian

And of course the Telegraph folk too

There are also plenty of garden related activities to be done too. Lots of National Garden Scheme gardens are open at this time of year, you can find out you’re closest openings from the NGS website of the new ‘phone app’ (very handy for spur of the moment might I say!)

Some wonderful summer sculpture exhibitions located in gardens, including ON FORM sculpture in Oxfordshire There’s more sculpture at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park and down in deepest Surrey you can see even more sculpture in the Garden at The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

The Garden Museum in Lambeth has a full programme of exciting events, lectures and visits

There are for the plant-a-holics amongst you more and more plant fairs – don’t miss Cottesbrooke Hall plant fair where we will be offering advice on design and planting – For the North of England Flower Power Fairs brings together enthusiastic plant growers . Mostly in the West (north-ish) there are the Plant Hunter fairs Then there are the Rare Plant fairs

And last but not least there are still some of the big flower shows to attend, namely Hampton Court and Tatton Park . Even with the predicted poor weather there is no reason not to be out and about, just don’t forget to take your brolly!

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