Paraic’s Tips For Your Garden in January

January is a time for forward planning and renewal in your garden. Here are my top tips for your garden this Month.


Lawn moss will be a huge problem in all lawns this Spring, the mild wet winter weather has favoured the spread of moss in all lawns.  Check your lawn now and if moss is present apply a dressing of Zero Lawn Liquid . Zero is fast acting and helps to control your lawns moss before new growth this spring.


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Thompson and Morgan seeds 2016 range of vegetable and flower seeds are now available in store. January is the ideal time to sow slow-growing varieties indoors on a warm window sill including geraniums, begonias, Busy Lizzies and blue lobelias. Edibles including Tomatoes, Peppers and cucumbers can also be sown indoors now.


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Home grown new potatoes including Orla, Colleen and Red Duke of York can be sprouted now indoors in a bright frost free location. Plant the sprouted tubers into potato bags in mid February for great tasting new Potatoes in June.



basil photoSow Kitchen Herbs from Seed now indoors in gentle heat, fresh basil, flat leaved parsley, sage, thyme and rocket can all be sown from seed on a bright window sill. The young plants can be planted into a greenhouse or tunnel in early spring.


tulips photo Add instant flower colour to Patio pots, window boxes and containers outdoors now. Potted  spring  flowering bulbs including Tulips, Dwarf daffodils, scented hyacinths and bright crocuses  add some  welcome spring colour. Outdoor cyclamen, spring flowering pansies and heathers are  also ideal for  planting now.


Plant early flowering Camellias in large pots or out into the border soil for beautiful early double blooms. Camellias are easy to grow, full of rich colour and flower over a long period. Plant Camellias in your garden now.


Rhubarb Timberely is the best early variety of red sticked rhubarb, the sticks produce fantastic long red stems of well flavoured Rhubarb. This is an ideal variety to force early for great tasting Rhubarb in early March.


Kill Moss and algae on hard surfaced areas including pathways, tarmac driveways, patio slabs and roof tiles now by applying a dressing of Pac moss control. Pac is easy to mix and apply and kills moss within seven days. Apply in dry weather.

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