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Monday August 20 , 2018

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January Garden Advice

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frostyberries1Whoever said January was a boring month for gardening? Just take a look out of your windows at all the colour, ok it’s not from flowers blooming but look at the evergreens, the bare branches and the different colour barks (usually!) all covered in frost.

If you’re very lucky (or unlucky depending on your view!) snow will add more interest and if you don’t have a snowfall this month you should be guaranteed a frost or two! We've had a very mild winter so far - even with last month's snow - so chances are you will catch sight of a few Spring bulbs popping up to take advantage of the days getting a fraction lighter.

 

This is a great time of year to begin planning ahead in the comfort of indoors, perhaps by the fire with a freshly ground cup of coffee or glass of wine deciding how you want your private space to look. Get out those seed catalogues or gardening magazines/books and write a list of which seeds (or if not that adventurous plants to buy) for the year ahead. You may even decide to buy a greenhouse and erect it ready for sowing your seeds or buy a compost bin and water butt – you can’t start preparing too early! 

There are still lots of jobs to be done even on those cold and wintery days - an ideal way to burn off the mince pies and Christmas pud!

 

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Nicki Jackson is Blue Daisy's garden designer & owner. A former HR consultant Nicki still finds the time to run Blue Daisy, design gardens and planting plans, write a blog, keep our gardening clients happy and offer IIP advice and outplacement support through Blue Daisy Consultancy.

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