Mid-Jan in the Flower Garden

It’s Mid-January and its warmed up a little so it’s time to get some of those many jobs that need do in the garden as spring is coming,and its not long away now!


So what needs doing…


General Jobs


One of the top jobs,if not already done is to clear all leaves and other rubbish from around the garden,


With the warmer weather we get rain so don’t forget to set up protection for alpines from the wet weather as they can be damaged or die off if they get too wet.




On wet days clean out the Green house so that is ready to start to grow the summer bedding as it almost time to start sowing those seeds. But don’t forget to buy them from our Garden shop here at The 5th Room.




Time to finnish off cut down last years growth and clean out leaves from autumn, but time is runing out to lift and divide plants that have got to big.


Trees & Shrubs


Finish cutting back trees and shrubs in the garden when the weather is frost free. But remember that shrubs like dogwoods (cornus) that are used for winter colour can be left until March, as well as the spring flowering types such as ‘Forsythia’ can be left until they have finished flowering.


Don’t forget you can still do hardwood cutting of shrubs that you want from the off cuts.


Get any plants moved like trees and shrubs around the garden as time is running out to do this, so this need to be done soon.




Warning! Don’t walk on your lawns when they are frozen as it can kill off patches that you stand on.


Even at this time of year grass can still grow when it’s above 5C (40F) so in warm periods you mite need to get it a cut. But don’t forget to cut it 5-8mm(1/4in) higher than normal.


Pest and Diseases


Now with the weather being warm this week look out for slugs, even at this time of year they can be around so keep an eye for them!


Birds too and be a pain as they get hungry taking buds off of plants so look after them as well as putting net over plants to protect them.


So it time to get out there in the garden have fun doing your gardening and let me know how you got on and what you did this weekend


take care



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