If it is purely a flower garden we want then we must start to sprinkle some of the seeds that we collected as they were ripening at the end of their flowering season.
Don’t prune citrus trees, they are just starting to ripen so waiting until they have been harvested.
The secret of course is never to let the flower heads mature, simply cut the growing tip back to the next pair of healthy leaves and it will keep on growing.
Get started on the pruning and cutting back of shrubs and trees.
Every month has its own garden smell about it and surely November must have the smell of wood fires as all that garden waste that won’t decompose can now be burnt.
It really is growing season all year round so no matter what seeds you put in the ground you can be sure they will germinate, all of the ones we consider ‘spring vegetables’ in Northern gardens will thrive if planted now.
A tree/shrub that is coming into flower again is the Callistemon better known as Bottlebrush because of the shape the flower heads form, just like a bottle brush from the kitchen sink.
The Passiflora likes plenty of warmth and sunshine and will need frequent watering. Once inside a plant pot one can at least keep the root suckers under control.
Try to avoid planting the same family of fruit and vegetables where you have had the last crop.
So just one tree in the garden can cause just the same pleasure as well as picking the fruit when ripe.