Happy New Year! Bulbs and seeds are on sale in Poundland; The new year signals a new gardening year, and we love to get out and about.
If the weather in 2012 is anything to go by we will be in for a mix of spring like weather, rain and snow – so take every opportunity you can to get out into your garden and get ready for the year ahead.
Here is what we are doing in the garden in January.
January Gardening Tips
General garden maintenance
- Start pruning dormant fruit, flowering and rose shrubs
- Check perennials to see if the cold weather has pushed them up, push them back into the soil to protect the roots from any frosty weather to come
- Ensure your bulbs are properly mulched, if the tips are showing add further mulch to the soil
- Tidy your garden have a bonfire if allowed (watch out for hedgehogs)
- Remove dead leaves and compost to make leaf mould
- Mend repair and sterilize your tools, pots and anything you use around your plants
- If your making a raised bed for your vegetable gardening then now is a good time if conditions are right
- If you like a garden full of wildlife ensure the birds are fed and watered
Vegetables, fruit & herbs
- Buy your bulbs and seeds from Poundland as all the best ones go quickly!
- Sow broad beans, lettuce and early carrots under cover
- Prune pear and apple trees, redcurrants, whitecurrants and blackberries try to do this on warmer days. Stone fruits can wait till summer to prune
- Plant soft fruit and fruit trees now, if the conditions are not suitable plant as soon as possible
- Grow parsley and chives indoors in cold areas
Poundland have a great range of products to support your gardening activity in January, why not check out the range from our Gardening section online.