JOBS FOR THE MONTH
Before you start looking at the jobs below, get your gardening books out and make a cup of tea. The jobs that follow can be carried out as the weather allows.
Often the coldest month
January might be the middle of winter but as the days lengthen the garden starts to grow. Now is a great time to plan for the coming gardening year and to order seeds and plants. Enjoy the fresh air, on dry sunny days, and check your winter protection, stakes, ties and supports are still working after any severe weather. Also put out food for birds and leave some garden areas uncut, a little longer, to provide shelter for wildlife in your garden.