January Gardening Tips

January Gardening Tips

Ellen Mary takes a look at the steps you can take in your greenhouse early in the year, so you can make the most of your garden over the next 12 months.

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The New Year calls for new plans in the garden. Who can resist the seed catalogues and getting excited about what will happen in the garden this year? January may be wet and windy but there are still tasks to be done before Spring arrives. Plus there is always the occasional warmer day to put on the gardening gloves and get outside.

During January you can prune your Wisteria by cutting back the summer side shoots to about 2 or 3 buds. This will really help to get that lovely bushy look and stunning lilac or white flowers. For a choice of gorgeous Wisterias take a look here.

If you have sedums, you should be able to see the new growth popping up through the soil. It’s always such a pleasure to see. If you have left the old stems over the Winter for interest and insects, it’s time to cut them back and let all of the energy go into those new buds.

After the trimmings are taken down, don't let your Christmas tree go to waste. Keep an eye out for places to take it for recycling or shred it for use as mulch in the garden or use as a weed suppressant.

You can start chitting your seed potatoes off in January. Just place them on a sunny windowsill with the rose facing upwards and watch them shoot. Many people report that chitting them first gets them off to a good strong start.

There is plenty to be sowing at this time of year in the greenhouse. You can sow sweet peas, celeriac, microgreens plus much more! If you would like a heater to help get your seeds off to a good start, take a look at our greenhouse accessories.

Why not pot a gorgeous amaryllis bulb to enjoy those beautiful big blooms in Spring? There are many to choose from including reds, whites and pinks but one of the most lovely is amaryllis ‘Exposure’.


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