Things to do in January

Summer pruning of fruit trees

Start to think about pruning fruit trees after you have harvested the fruit. Pruning at this time of year will restrict the growth of the tree, making it the ideal time to prune espaliered fruits. 

Give fruit trees a good, deep water

If it's been a dry summer, give your fruit trees a good, deep water once a week. This is better than a daily, light water than will only reach roots close to the surface. It will also prevent fruit from splitting. 

Fill up the bird baths

It is not just plants that need a drink over summer! Keep bird baths topped up to help the wildlife cool down. Birds will love having a splash around and it is delightful to watch. 

What's in season

There’s plenty to do in the garden right now; eat, drink, be merry! This is the fun bit. Your beds should be mulched to protect them from the summer heat, prune your fruit trees (members: fact sheet on summer pruning HERE) and get into regular watering habits to keep your plants happy and thriving. Watch out for the members Summer Garden Magazine from the end of December. 

 Bulbs to plant now 

♦ Seeds to sow now

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