- Cosmos (above)
What to do in the garden in November
- Fertilise lemon trees and check that soil around trees is not drying out.
- Move tender pot plants to areas away from excessive late-afternoon sun.
- Spray Dipel, an organic product that doesn't kill beneficial insects, to control codling moth in apple trees.
- Lay snail bait around vegetable beds to stop voracious snails and slugs in their tracks.
- Feed tree ferns - both the soil and the trunk - with half-strength liquid fertiliser.