In dry continental and highveld summer-rainfall regions do the following the garden.
- Sow all summer-flowering annuals like:
- Sow seed of Cinerarias,
- Iceland poppies,
- Pansies, Primulas,
- Alyssum, Dianthus (pinks),
- Foxgloves, Petunias, Snapdragons,
- Hollyhock (Alcea rosea),
- Virginian stocks, Verbena hybrids.
Border your flowers beds with Stachys byzantina
(lamb’s ears) with velvety silver-grey leaves and so
soft to the touch.
- Sow vegetables like:
- Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbages, Carrots,
- Cauliflowers, Celery, Leeks, Lettuces,
- Parsley, Parsnips,
- Runner beans and Swiss chard.
General garden maintenance
- Spray apples, pears and quinces against codling moth, and peaches against fruit fly.
- Water citrus trees well every three weeks and spray against citrus psylla; water other fruit trees thoroughly every second week.
- Keep the soil well mulched.
- Consider installing a rainwater tank. Many container grown plants do best if watered with rainwater.
- Stake dahlias and water and fertilize them regularly.
- Mulch roses well.
- Cut back chrysanthemums.
- Deadhead roses regularly.
- Transplant primula seedlings.
- Prepare trenches for sweet peas.
- Feed and mulch hydrangeas, and remove the dead flowerheads from the bushes.
- Spray apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches and plums against fruit fly; and apples, pears and quinces against codling moth.
- Water citrus every three weeks in dry weather, and spray with insecticide.
- Feed fruit trees after the fruit is harvested.