I am really excited to spend the summer enjoying my garden and with the weather being so chilly I find myself peering through the window at my she shed and pre organising visions of my potting table and the plants I want to introduce to my garden this year.
Here are five things you could be getting on with in the garden this month. Don’t forget to wrap up warm and invest in some heavy duty gardening gloves.
We have already had a dusting of snow and I am sure we still have more to come. Our paving leads right from our car port all the way down to our front door so the task of gritting and making our walkway safe is a priority for me. First job is to remove any slippery moss or algae. I do this by using a sharp trowel and then brush it away. I then blast the patio with a pressure washer to rid of any growth. The surface is then ready to be applied with grit.
Unused pots are a favourite place for pests to lurk or old compost to gather so a helping of warm water and soap should bring them back to their best and ready to be used again when the spring arrives. Be sure to stack neatly and store undercover.
Hands up who got a Hyacinth for Christmas! Yep me too and I also inherit the one from my Mums house too. I am on a mission to use these beauties again and regime them in my garden eventually. As long as they have the care they require in the leafy stage. I have dead headed the flowers and will continue to water and feed the bulbs. They will be good to plant in the autumn again as long as the bulbs are kept fairly warm.
Clear the way for emerging bulbs
What a strange month in the way of weather. Light snow yet emerging daffodils. The garden seems crazy. So with this mild weather I guess it is time to hoe all leaves and soggy weeds to make room for sprouting seeds and bulbs. I advise picking your sprouted daffodils and enjoying them in view before the frost kicks in.
Mow the lawn?!
Erm …. January? Snow? Mow the lawn!!! First of all all opinions concerning gardening are my own and this post is just offering advice however we have had some amazingly dry days and the sun has been bursting. So only mow the grass if it is completely dry and the soil has dried out to prevent scaring the lawn.
I hope some of my tips get you thinking about doing at least one thing out in the fresh air this month. I am still learning so any tips you wish to offer are welcome.