In The Home and Greenhouse This January

Keep your Cyclamen in a well-lit, cool place. Water from below.

Plant amaryllis bulbs in pots now, for spectaular indoor flowers in early spring.

Ensure sufficient light levels for houseplants.

Ensure greenhouse heaters are working properly.

Greenhouses can be ventilated on warmer days.

Grow your own basil on the windowsill. Use it to flavour your favourite Italian dishes.

Start planning what you want to do with your garden in the coming months.

Top Tip:

Hydrate houseplants. Central heating can dry the air in your home and cause damage to indoor plants. Mist house plants regularly and stand them on a tray of pebbles filled with water to increase humidity.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Now is the ideal time to star '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.
  • Star forcing rhubard.
  • Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch.