November days are blissfully warm and long – Summer is here!
Lawns: Give lawn a nitrogen fertilizer and be sure to water well.
Roses: Roses will need a summer clean up and pruning. Cut back flowered stems to just above the healthy bud. Take out all thin or woody stems. When ramblers and climbers are finished flowering, cut back the stems completely and encourage others to grow horizontally.
Fruit: Thin fruits to avoid a harvest of small fruits.
Plants placed in the garden now should receive special attention during hot days. Mulch should be kept up, and watering should be good and deep.
What to plant: ageratum, alyssum, amaranthus, aster, celosia, coleus, cosmos, helichrysum, impatients, lavetera, lobelia, marigold, nasturtium, phlox, salvia splendens, stachys, sunflower, verbena, zinnia…
Vegetables: beans, beetroot, cabbage, apsicum, carrot, cucumber, parsley, pumpkin, radish, squash, tomatoes, turnip, sweet potato…..