What to plant in your garden this November

As the weather continues to get warmer in the lead up to summer, here's what to plant in your garden this November.

"I’d suggest planting on Melbourne cup day or even a week or so earlier to ensure that you have a good amount of colour for the festive season," Michael Morrison from Cruden Farm suggests. 

Herbs

Michael recommends planting sweet basil and chives at this time of year so they will be in perfect shape by the time December rolls around - just pick what you need for garnishing delicious summer feasts.

Vegetables

Sow some lettuce, snow peas and summer beans now and you will reap the rewards come Christmas dinner, Michael says. What better way to treat the family than to some homegrown veggies?

Flowers

A colourful garden will provide the perfect backdrop to summer BBQs and parties. 

"Petunias work well in pots, baskets or for flowerbeds and they can take the heat of the summer and offer generous flowerings," Michael explains. "Zinnias are good if you're looking for a flower with a bit of height."

If you're looking to create a pretty border around your garden's edge, Michael suggests Delphiniums, Shasta daisies and Nepeta (Catmints).

"Marigolds also offer a cheery colour and they are rather hardy, so won't mind the hot Aussie sun," he says.

Michael adds that November is also the perfect time to plant Dahlias for splash of colour. 

For more gardening inspiration, watch Inside Dame Elisabeth's Garden on Lifestyle at 8.30pm on Thursday November 8.

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