i've just come in from the garden, - it's 9pm and it's still light enough to work out there, so we've just been planting more beans, tying in the tomatoes, weeding around the raspberries and lots of watering. This is the key time of year for growth of fruit and vegetables, and although your flower borders shouldn't need any extra watering, your fruit and veg will need a good soak a couple of times a week unless we have heavy rain. Particularly thirsty veg are Courgettes and Lettuce and Raspberries and strawberries need a good drink to ensure big plump fruits. Morning and evening are the best times to water, and it's the roots not the leaves that need it so make sure you aim at the base of the plant. A lance is best for watering, on a gentle spray, rather than a nozzle which can blast away the soil from around the supporting roots if you are not careful.