Monty Don offers advice on trimming formal box hedges to ensure they stay neat all winter. September is your last chance to do it – if you leave it any later, the newly clipped shoots will be easily damaged by frost over winter, leading to die-back and bare patches, as you'll see in this short video clip from Gardeners' World.
Pick up a perfect cotinus collection, comprising three interesting varieties - 'Grace', 'Royal Purple' and 'Golden Spirit' - from Hayloft. Buy three plants for £18, or save £6 when you buy six for just £30.
Buy this sturdy wheelbarrow for just £49.99 (normally £99.99) at Clifford James. It has plenty of capacity and with its weight balanced over two wheels, it's easy to move around with one or both hands.