11.1.2021 10:34 am
Time to renew your garden : Programme for January mostly requires trimming back rampant growth after festive season.
Trim, tidy and renew the garden this month and it will look good for the rest of summer. Summer gardening tends to take place in waves. There is the early start in September, full throttle in October (depending on the weather) and the final push in January when everything is put in place for the last months of summer.
They can start as indoor plants before being planted out
Fertilise: They’re hungry if leaves are light green and bushes don’t grow or flower. Sprinkle granules on top of mulch around the plant and water deeply so it goes to the roots.
These plants may help to keep your productivity levels up.
Both cope well with sun or shade
The love affair with old fashioned roses continues, because nothing creates as sumptuous a show in October as these full-petalled varieties.
Best performers are impatiens and begonias for the shade.
Sowing from seed offers a quick and affordable way to fill the garden with spring and summer flowers.
Sunny days have awakened everyone’s enthusiasm for gardening.
The fragrant foliage can be used all year round and it is popular for making potpourri as a natural home perfume.
These cool-season daisies flower in spring and autumn.
Start planting summer flowering bulbs now.
Soften lockdown blues with a little bit of colour. Deep rose-red blooms warm up a room, making a strong statement.
These plants are a must for butterfly gardens because their flowers are a rich source of nectar for pollinators.