Visit your local nursery or garden centre and find one or two autumn flowering herbaceous plants to brighten up your late summer and autumn garden – Asters, Rudbeckias, Anemones.

Now is a good time to get Privet, Leyland Cypress and Laurel hedges cut to help keep the garden looking smart for the rest of the summer.

Check your garden shed for old garden chemicals and take them to your local Kirklees Household Recycling Centre for proper legal disposal.