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What To Do in The Garden – Last Week of January

In The Flower Garden

  • Cut down willows and dogwoods to their base to promote strong new canes
  • Finish taking hardwood cuttings from shrubs, trees and roses
  • Plant bare-root roses, hedging, trees and shrubs
  • Pick off hellebore leaves with black blotches as this is a symptom of leaf spot disease
  • Prune wall climbers away from window frames and gutters
  • Lift and divide congested snowdrops when in leaf, also known as ‘in the green’
  • Prepare plant supports ready to pop into position to support tall or floppy perennials, such as delphiniums
  • Prune roses and buddleia during mild weather but complete by the end of February

In The Fruit & Vegetable Garden

  • Use cloches to warm soil for early sowings
  • Prepare areas for planting asparagus
  • Prune apple and pear trees to remove congested, badly placed, damaged or diseased branches
  • Cover seakale to force new shoots to develop

In The Greenhouse

  • Raise lettuce and salad crops in pots for early pickings
  • Water potted fuchsias sparingly to prevent compost drying out completely
  • Prune grapevines before they come into growth, when their sap starts rising
  • Bring pots of strawberries under cover to encourage early fruiting
  • Start sowing seed of summer bedding and crops that need a long growing season to mature, such as pelargonium, petunia, verbena, salvia, lobelia and begonia

Around The Garden

  • Clean and sharpen knives and secateurs, and spray metal tools with oil
  • Put up nesting boxes for birds in suitable trees or on buildings
  • Move shrubs growing in the wrong place
  • Service petrol lawn mowers
  • Search through seed, bulb and nursery catalogues for new plants to grow this year
  • Repair wobbly or damaged fences, and treat wooden structures with preservative

What To Do in The Garden – Last Week of January

In The Flower Garden

  • Cut down willows and dogwoods to their base to promote strong new canes
  • Finish taking hardwood cuttings from shrubs, trees and roses
  • Plant bare-root roses, hedging, trees and shrubs
  • Pick off hellebore leaves with black blotches as this is a symptom of leaf spot disease
  • Prune wall climbers away from window frames and gutters
  • Lift and divide congested snowdrops when in leaf, also known as ‘in the green’
  • Prepare plant supports ready to pop into position to support tall or floppy perennials, such as delphiniums
  • Prune roses and buddleia during mild weather but complete by the end of February

In The Fruit & Vegetable Garden

  • Use cloches to warm soil for early sowings
  • Prepare areas for planting asparagus
  • Prune apple and pear trees to remove congested, badly placed, damaged or diseased branches
  • Cover seakale to force new shoots to develop

In The Greenhouse

  • Raise lettuce and salad crops in pots for early pickings
  • Water potted fuchsias sparingly to prevent compost drying out completely
  • Prune grapevines before they come into growth, when their sap starts rising
  • Bring pots of strawberries under cover to encourage early fruiting
  • Start sowing seed of summer bedding and crops that need a long growing season to mature, such as pelargonium, petunia, verbena, salvia, lobelia and begonia

Around The Garden

  • Clean and sharpen knives and secateurs, and spray metal tools with oil
  • Put up nesting boxes for birds in suitable trees or on buildings
  • Move shrubs growing in the wrong place
  • Service petrol lawn mowers
  • Search through seed, bulb and nursery catalogues for new plants to grow this year
  • Repair wobbly or damaged fences, and treat wooden structures with preservative

What To Do in The Garden – Last Week of January

In The Flower Garden

  • Cut down willows and dogwoods to their base to promote strong new canes
  • Finish taking hardwood cuttings from shrubs, trees and roses
  • Plant bare-root roses, hedging, trees and shrubs
  • Pick off hellebore leaves with black blotches as this is a symptom of leaf spot disease
  • Prune wall climbers away from window frames and gutters
  • Lift and divide congested snowdrops when in leaf, also known as ‘in the green’
  • Prepare plant supports ready to pop into position to support tall or floppy perennials, such as delphiniums
  • Prune roses and buddleia during mild weather but complete by the end of February

In The Fruit & Vegetable Garden

  • Use cloches to warm soil for early sowings
  • Prepare areas for planting asparagus
  • Prune apple and pear trees to remove congested, badly placed, damaged or diseased branches
  • Cover seakale to force new shoots to develop

In The Greenhouse

  • Raise lettuce and salad crops in pots for early pickings
  • Water potted fuchsias sparingly to prevent compost drying out completely
  • Prune grapevines before they come into growth, when their sap starts rising
  • Bring pots of strawberries under cover to encourage early fruiting
  • Start sowing seed of summer bedding and crops that need a long growing season to mature, such as pelargonium, petunia, verbena, salvia, lobelia and begonia

Around The Garden

  • Clean and sharpen knives and secateurs, and spray metal tools with oil
  • Put up nesting boxes for birds in suitable trees or on buildings
  • Move shrubs growing in the wrong place
  • Service petrol lawn mowers
  • Search through seed, bulb and nursery catalogues for new plants to grow this year
  • Repair wobbly or damaged fences, and treat wooden structures with preservative

What To Do in The Garden – Last Week of January

In The Flower Garden

  • Cut down willows and dogwoods to their base to promote strong new canes
  • Finish taking hardwood cuttings from shrubs, trees and roses
  • Plant bare-root roses, hedging, trees and shrubs
  • Pick off hellebore leaves with black blotches as this is a symptom of leaf spot disease
  • Prune wall climbers away from window frames and gutters
  • Lift and divide congested snowdrops when in leaf, also known as ‘in the green’
  • Prepare plant supports ready to pop into position to support tall or floppy perennials, such as delphiniums
  • Prune roses and buddleia during mild weather but complete by the end of February

In The Fruit & Vegetable Garden

  • Use cloches to warm soil for early sowings
  • Prepare areas for planting asparagus
  • Prune apple and pear trees to remove congested, badly placed, damaged or diseased branches
  • Cover seakale to force new shoots to develop

In The Greenhouse

  • Raise lettuce and salad crops in pots for early pickings
  • Water potted fuchsias sparingly to prevent compost drying out completely
  • Prune grapevines before they come into growth, when their sap starts rising
  • Bring pots of strawberries under cover to encourage early fruiting
  • Start sowing seed of summer bedding and crops that need a long growing season to mature, such as pelargonium, petunia, verbena, salvia, lobelia and begonia

Around The Garden

  • Clean and sharpen knives and secateurs, and spray metal tools with oil
  • Put up nesting boxes for birds in suitable trees or on buildings
  • Move shrubs growing in the wrong place
  • Service petrol lawn mowers
  • Search through seed, bulb and nursery catalogues for new plants to grow this year
  • Repair wobbly or damaged fences, and treat wooden structures with preservative

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