January can seem like a dull month for gardening, especially when the weather turns damp and cold. However, for keen gardeners, there are still plenty of jobs that can be done to get ahead for spring. A gardening expert at Homebase UK has shared their top January garden tips.
The expert said: “Prune your rose bushes removing any dead dying damaged or diseased stems.”
Some plants need protection from birds and the cold weather at this time of year.
This can be done with cloches or netting.
The expert said: “Protect your plants especially brassicas from hungry birds with cloches and netting.”
Wildlife often need a helping hand in the winter months as their food stores become depleted.
The expert said: “Care for any birds visiting your garden by keeping bird baths topped up and free from ice and feeding them a winter seed mix.”
After a wet and windy autumn, patios can start to look muddy and weather-worn.
“Pressure wash your patio and pass to get rid of unsightly dirt and to make it less slippery,” the expert said.
The expert said: “Install a water butt now so it has a chance to fill up ready for next spring.”