We hope you all had a good christmas and new year! Now that January is here your garden may need some protection from frosts, ga
le-force winds and heavy rain (especially as last December was the wettest December on record!). Make sure to check stakes, ties, fleeces and other supports for damage and think about moving plants to sunnier positions to maximize the amount of light they recieve.
Don't forget to keep feeding the birds by ensuring your bird feeder is always topped up, food is scarce for them over winter season. You can also start planning your next vegetable plot.
10 jobs to do this month:
Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch
Ventilate the greenhouse on sunny days
Dig over any vacant plots that have not been dug already
Repair and re-shape lawn edges
Inspect stored tubers of Dahlia, Begonia and Canna for rots or drying out
Prune apple and pear trees
Start forcing rhubarb
Plan your vegetable crop rotations for the coming season
Keep putting out food and water for hungry birds
Prepare a polythene shelter for outdoor peaches and nectarines, to protect them from peach leaf curl