We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas & New Year! It’s January which means your garden could potentially need protecting from heavy rains, frosts and gale-force winds. Think about moving your plants into sunnier positions to increase light. Double check ties, fleeces, stakes and other supports for damage. Remember to look after your wildlife and keep feeding the birds as food is often scarce for them over winter.
Landscape Plants have come up with 10 top jobs for you this month!
Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch
Clean pots and greenhouses ready for spring
Disperse worm casts in lawns
Dig over any vacant plots that have not been dug already
Inspect stored tubers of begonia, dahlia, 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
Make a polythene shelter for outdoor peaches and nectarines, to protect against peach leaf curl.