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Essential Gardening Jobs for January

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Start off the new growing year right! These essential gardening jobs for January will get you on track for a fruitful year.

Flower Garden

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  1. Prune those plants that need it – including Wisteria (cutting by 2-3 buds) and rose bushes.
  2. If you’re planting bare root roses, find a sunny position and plant them now.
  3. Cut down stems on perennial plants (eg. Sedum).
  4. Tend to Hellebore plants, removing old leaves to make new blooms visible.

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  1. Harvest parsnips and leeks.
  2. If you’re looking for something to plant, mushrooms can be planted at this time of year and early potatoes can be sprouted.
  3. Remove leaves which are beginning to yellow from your winter brassicas as this will help prevent pests and disease.
  4. Towards the end of the month, plant early peas.

Greenhouse

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  1. Plant Amaryllis plants indoors in pots, and these will flower beautifully in early spring.
  2. If growing potatoes, keep these inside your greenhouse so they avoid frost.
  3. Propagators or electric propagators can be used to help early seedlings.
  4. If snow covers the top of your greenhouse, be sure to remove it as soon as possible.

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