We’re now well into Winter and so far it’s been quite wet. The good news is that by the time you read this, the days will be getting longer! There are still plenty of jobs to be done in the garden, as there are every month. Certainly in my garden there are still plenty of leaves to clear, trees and shrubs to prune and perennials to cut back. Be careful to re-home overwintering ladybirds when you come across them. On the very cold or wet days, stay in the warm and plan changes to the garden, introducing new plants, adding new structures and deciding what crops you want to grow if you have the room and enthusiasm to do so.
The next event in the Gardening Club’s diary is likely to be our Annual General Meeting. We normally hold this in January and discuss gardens that we would like to visit and events we would like to hold. At the time of writing it isn’t clear if we will be able to hold this in the Village Hall or if we will hold it later, or hold it using Zoom. We’ll be in touch in the New Year when we know more about the situation with COVID.
As always the best advice as to what we could and should be doing in our gardens in January can be found on the RHS web site; https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/in-month/january and on Monty’s site too www.montydon.com.
Lastly, if you like me you’re missing Gardener’s World, there are four winter specials available on the BBC iPlayer. Here is a link to the first episode: BBC iPlayer – Gardeners’ World – Winter Specials 2021/22: Episode 1