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WHAT TO DO THIS MONTH

Welcome to your monthly guide to gardening! It's always time to be cutting, planting scraping, digging, feeding, growing, pruning or planning something and this guide aims to help you organise your time to get the best results.

JANUARY

Have you noticed that whenever ancient civilizations predict the end of the world, it’s always going to happen in December or January, never July or August?!  

I suppose this is because these months have the shortest days and it’s always wintery, cold and horrid.

January can sometimes shock because the days are so short, there is sometimes no time at all to do anything, especially if it’s raining and there are precious few gaps to get out into the garden. Besides, the day’s work takes no account of the lack of light and by the time many of us have got home, there’s no day left.

Below are some things you can be getting on with: 

JANUARY: A YEAR IN THE GARDEN

Make the most of the long dark nights and plan your 2013 garden. For loads more tips why not order a copy of my book: The Gardening Year at the special Daily Mirro

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JANUARY: ORDER POTATOES

I am going to order my seed potatoes now, because the blight resistant ones are going to be very popular, and I want to be sure I actually get my supply. The variety &lsquo

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JANUARY: WHAT TO SOW

Seeds to be sown include peas, which do well in modules or even individual pots. I used to use peat pots when they were fashionable but these days I have reverted back to my

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JANUARY: SNOW

Incase of snow  The likelihood is that there will be snow and frost over the next few weeks and so there is plenty to do to avoid problems.  First of all you shou

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