In The Flower Garden In January
Prune your Wisteria plant now, cutting back summer side shots to 2 or 3 buds.
You can plant bare root roses now in a sunny position for spectacular summer colour.
Prune rose bushes now whilst the are dormant. Cut back to just above a bud and remove any crossing or dead branches.
Plant any seeds ready for the early spring season.
If your garden is looking a bit bare try growing a winter flowering evergreen Clematis.
Remove any faded flowers from your winter pansies to stop them setting seed.
Inspect stored tubers of Dahlia, Begonia and Canna for rots or drying out.
- Now is the ideal time to start 'chitting' seed potatoes ready for planting in spring.
- Plant any seeds ready for the early spring season.
- Clean old pots and seed trays ready for sowing and planting.
- Start forcing rhubarb.
- Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch.