Seasonal Gardening Advice

January

January

January tends to be the coldest month, with the garden feeling the full force of winter.

Check for damage, secure ties and stake, and remove heavy snowfall from shrubs, evergreens and hedges.

Don’t forget about feeding the birds

Gardening tips for January

Fruit and Vegetable Garden

 

  • Force rhubarb from mid January
  • Begin chitting first early potatoes in egg boxes on a cool bright window sill
  • Prepare vegetable plots for spring planting, lime soil is necessary
  • Time to buy seeds for the coming season, see our new season range of Thompson & Morgan seeds in store now.

 

Greenhouse

  • Maintain a temperature in the 5 – 7 degree Celsius range with a dry atmosphere, ventilate on dry sunny days
  • Sow broad beans, early summer cauliflowers, leek, lettuce and onion from late January

 

Lawn Care

·         Do not walk on the lawn is waterlogged or frosty

·         Remove any fallen leaves

·         Service petrol mowers and maintain cutting tools

 

Plants looking good in January

Herbaceous

  • Helleborus niger
  • Iris unguiculans

Shrubs

  • Chimonanthus praecox
  • Hamamelis mollis
  • Jasminum nudiflorum
  • Virburnum bodnantense

Trees

  • Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’

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