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Top Gardening Jobs for January

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A new month, a new year!

January in the garden is mostly about keeping things tidy and preparing for the year ahead.

Other top jobs for the month include;

๐ŸŒฟ Keep deadheading winter flowering Pansies to prevent them from going to seed.

๐ŸŒฟ Cut back ornamental grasses to within a few centimetres of the ground.

๐ŸŒฟ Prune rose bushes, cutting back to just above a bud and remove any dead stems.

๐ŸŒฟ Force rhubarb plants by placing a terracotta forcer pot or an upturned pot or bucket over the crown.

๐ŸŒฟ Prune gooseberries to encourage new growth.

๐ŸŒฟ Clean pots and greenhouses ready for Spring.

๐ŸŒฟ Trim back any ivy, Virginia creeper and other climbers that need tidying before birds start nesting.

๐ŸŒฟ Keep putting out food and water for the birds.

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