In Your Garden
January brings us both the shortest and coldest days of the year. It is an ideal time to catch up on gardening advice and get on with the other jobs that the busy months do not give us time to do. Here are our Plant Managers garden tips to get ahead this January:
Plant your pot grown Christmas tree
Remember to plant as soon as possible in January to enjoy next Christmas. Select a spot that has well drained soil, sun and enough space for your tree to sit comfortably. Then all you need to do is keep it watered and protected.
Buy seeds early
Spend an hour browsing our seeds in-store. Buy anything that takes your fancy before the spring rush.
Clean and service tools
Get your tools up to scratch so they're in tip-top shape when the gardening season gets in full swing or browse our range of new tools in-store.
If you are planning on moving any plants in your garden it's best to do it now when they're fairly dormant and before they put on spring growth.
Design new borders
Get creative and plan new borders. Why not arrange for a consultation with our in- store RHS Garden Designer, offering advice and expertise to create a perfect outdoor space.
Chit first early potatoes
Chit seeded potatoes for 3 - 4 weeks then plant to enjoy tender new potatoes in early summer. Select from our 60 varieties available in-store.
Enjoy an early harvest! Covering the crowns with a bucket or rhubarb forcer - you'll have tasty young stems in no time.
January Plants for colour and flower
Galanthus nivalis (Snowdrop)
Sarcococca (Christmas Box)
Hamamelis vars (Witch Hazel)
Corylus avellana 'Contorta' (Contorted Hazel)
Crocus Helleborus niger (Christmas Rose)
Ilex aquifolium vars (Holly)
Viburnum tinus vars