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What To do in The Garden – Third Week of January

In The Flower Garden

  • Dig up congested clumps of winter aconites and transplant to new sites
  • Improve the soil the soil by spreading compost or manure over beds and forking in
  • Move plants growing in the wrong place
  • Dig deeply areas where you’ll be planting new roses, shrubs or perennials
  • Spread a thick mulch of bark over the crown of tender plants, such as fuchsias, dahlias and cannas
  • Prune summer-flowering clematis, cutting stems back to emerging buds close to soil level

The Fruit and Vegetable Garden

  • Prune out the oldest stems from black currants to encourage new shoots
  • Check crops that are in store and discard any showing signs of rot
  • Fork compost into the soil and clear old crops from the veg plot
  • Cover fruit trees and bushes with netting to prevent hungry bullfinches eating blossom buds
  • Sow the following crops under cloches during January and early February: broad beans, hardy peas, spinach, carrots and onions

In The Greenhouse

  • Wash glazing inside and out to let in as much light as possible
  • Bring potted camellias into unheated porches or conservatories to enjoy early displays
  • Buy chrysanthemum cuttings or take cuttings from your own plants
  • Sow seed of hardy annuals, such as Calendula, for some early flowers
  • Tidy up the greenhouse, getting rid of any old compost or rubbish that could hide unwanted visitors

Generally

  • Keep window bird feeders topped up with seed to attract blue tits and sparrows
  • Wash out flowerpots and seed trays
  • Move patio pots to sheltered sites during cold periods
  • Spread a mulch of compost over borders and around trees, shrubs and roses
  • Clean algae and moss from paths and steps
  • Sprinkle a top-dressing of gritty compost over lawns

Kings Seeds Early Starter Spring Catalogue arrived this week and I was impressed at the good value in it. (and it takes a lot for me to be impressed!) www.kingsseeds.com

 

What To do in The Garden – Third Week of January

In The Flower Garden

  • Dig up congested clumps of winter aconites and transplant to new sites
  • Improve the soil the soil by spreading compost or manure over beds and forking in
  • Move plants growing in the wrong place
  • Dig deeply areas where you’ll be planting new roses, shrubs or perennials
  • Spread a thick mulch of bark over the crown of tender plants, such as fuchsias, dahlias and cannas
  • Prune summer-flowering clematis, cutting stems back to emerging buds close to soil level

The Fruit and Vegetable Garden

  • Prune out the oldest stems from black currants to encourage new shoots
  • Check crops that are in store and discard any showing signs of rot
  • Fork compost into the soil and clear old crops from the veg plot
  • Cover fruit trees and bushes with netting to prevent hungry bullfinches eating blossom buds
  • Sow the following crops under cloches during January and early February: broad beans, hardy peas, spinach, carrots and onions

In The Greenhouse

  • Wash glazing inside and out to let in as much light as possible
  • Bring potted camellias into unheated porches or conservatories to enjoy early displays
  • Buy chrysanthemum cuttings or take cuttings from your own plants
  • Sow seed of hardy annuals, such as Calendula, for some early flowers
  • Tidy up the greenhouse, getting rid of any old compost or rubbish that could hide unwanted visitors

Generally

  • Keep window bird feeders topped up with seed to attract blue tits and sparrows
  • Wash out flowerpots and seed trays
  • Move patio pots to sheltered sites during cold periods
  • Spread a mulch of compost over borders and around trees, shrubs and roses
  • Clean algae and moss from paths and steps
  • Sprinkle a top-dressing of gritty compost over lawns

Kings Seeds Early Starter Spring Catalogue arrived this week and I was impressed at the good value in it. (and it takes a lot for me to be impressed!) www.kingsseeds.com

 

What To do in The Garden – Third Week of January

In The Flower Garden

  • Dig up congested clumps of winter aconites and transplant to new sites
  • Improve the soil the soil by spreading compost or manure over beds and forking in
  • Move plants growing in the wrong place
  • Dig deeply areas where you’ll be planting new roses, shrubs or perennials
  • Spread a thick mulch of bark over the crown of tender plants, such as fuchsias, dahlias and cannas
  • Prune summer-flowering clematis, cutting stems back to emerging buds close to soil level

The Fruit and Vegetable Garden

  • Prune out the oldest stems from black currants to encourage new shoots
  • Check crops that are in store and discard any showing signs of rot
  • Fork compost into the soil and clear old crops from the veg plot
  • Cover fruit trees and bushes with netting to prevent hungry bullfinches eating blossom buds
  • Sow the following crops under cloches during January and early February: broad beans, hardy peas, spinach, carrots and onions

In The Greenhouse

  • Wash glazing inside and out to let in as much light as possible
  • Bring potted camellias into unheated porches or conservatories to enjoy early displays
  • Buy chrysanthemum cuttings or take cuttings from your own plants
  • Sow seed of hardy annuals, such as Calendula, for some early flowers
  • Tidy up the greenhouse, getting rid of any old compost or rubbish that could hide unwanted visitors

Generally

  • Keep window bird feeders topped up with seed to attract blue tits and sparrows
  • Wash out flowerpots and seed trays
  • Move patio pots to sheltered sites during cold periods
  • Spread a mulch of compost over borders and around trees, shrubs and roses
  • Clean algae and moss from paths and steps
  • Sprinkle a top-dressing of gritty compost over lawns

Kings Seeds Early Starter Spring Catalogue arrived this week and I was impressed at the good value in it. (and it takes a lot for me to be impressed!) www.kingsseeds.com

 

What To do in The Garden – Third Week of January

In The Flower Garden

  • Dig up congested clumps of winter aconites and transplant to new sites
  • Improve the soil the soil by spreading compost or manure over beds and forking in
  • Move plants growing in the wrong place
  • Dig deeply areas where you’ll be planting new roses, shrubs or perennials
  • Spread a thick mulch of bark over the crown of tender plants, such as fuchsias, dahlias and cannas
  • Prune summer-flowering clematis, cutting stems back to emerging buds close to soil level

The Fruit and Vegetable Garden

  • Prune out the oldest stems from black currants to encourage new shoots
  • Check crops that are in store and discard any showing signs of rot
  • Fork compost into the soil and clear old crops from the veg plot
  • Cover fruit trees and bushes with netting to prevent hungry bullfinches eating blossom buds
  • Sow the following crops under cloches during January and early February: broad beans, hardy peas, spinach, carrots and onions

In The Greenhouse

  • Wash glazing inside and out to let in as much light as possible
  • Bring potted camellias into unheated porches or conservatories to enjoy early displays
  • Buy chrysanthemum cuttings or take cuttings from your own plants
  • Sow seed of hardy annuals, such as Calendula, for some early flowers
  • Tidy up the greenhouse, getting rid of any old compost or rubbish that could hide unwanted visitors

Generally

  • Keep window bird feeders topped up with seed to attract blue tits and sparrows
  • Wash out flowerpots and seed trays
  • Move patio pots to sheltered sites during cold periods
  • Spread a mulch of compost over borders and around trees, shrubs and roses
  • Clean algae and moss from paths and steps
  • Sprinkle a top-dressing of gritty compost over lawns

Kings Seeds Early Starter Spring Catalogue arrived this week and I was impressed at the good value in it. (and it takes a lot for me to be impressed!) www.kingsseeds.com

 

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