There isn't too much you can get done in the garden this January, so make the most of a warm cup of tea and enjoy the aesthetics the winter has to bring!
Help local wildlife this winter, keep bird baths filled with water and break up any ice which may have formed in the early morning.
Top up feeders with plenty of seed.
Leaving areas of your garden “unpruned” also creates a makeshift shelter for hedgehogs, frogs and small mammals.
Whilst there isn’t too much to do in the garden this month, it’s a great idea to breathe some life back into your tools.
Keeping your tools in good condition means that they will last longer and you won’t have to keep “forking” out for new ones (excuse the pun)
Focus on removing any rust and sharpening dull blades, if you are unsure there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube of how to do this.
Remember those seeds that were on sale but you didn’t get round to plant just yet?
It’s time to rummage through and throw out anything that is out of date!
You can also use this time to take inventory and make a list of any seeds you may need for this year and what you need to plant and at what time.
If you are super organised you can even sort them by month into separate containers
Let’s be honest, it’s still cold outside, the garden will be fine for a while!
So sit back and relax have a hot chocolate and a couple of biscuits and wait till next month.
Unless you’re really bored!