In The Home And Greenhouse This January

Now is the time to plant amaryllis bulbs in pots for spectacular indoor flowers in early spring.

Move potato planters inside as frosts will kill the foliage.

Don’t forget to inspects fruits and vegetables in storage and remove any that are diseased.

Clean pots and greenhouses ready for spring.

Don’t forget to keep indoor plants hydrated as central heating can dry the air in your home and cause damage to indoor plants.

Check any dahlia tubers in storage and remove any that are showing signs of rotting.

Top Tip:

If the weather turns to snow make sure you brush it off greenhouses and cold frames to prevent the glass being damaged.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Now is the ideal time to start 'chitting' seed potatoes ready for Spring planting.
  • Clean old pots and seed trays ready for sowing and planting.
  • Plant seeds such as sweet peas, basil, chillies and iceland poppies now
  • Start forcing rhubarb.
  • Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch.