January Gardening Jobs

Gardening in January is the perfect way to start the year! Enjoy the health benefits of gardening, whilst preparing for Spring.

  • Dig over any areas of garden that haven’t already been prepared – we recommend an easy-to-clean Wilkinson Sword Steel digging spade or fork
  • Select your Summer-flowering bulbs now for great seasonal colour – we love beautiful pre-packed Dahlias or Lilies
  • Choose your seeds – if you’re growing vegetables, go for something you won’t find in the supermarket – try our Sow-Now range of Thompson & Morgan seeds
  • Keep feeding the birds and make sure they have fresh water available – Peckish Winter Warmer Seed Mix is perfect for the Winter months


January’s Plant Collection
We have selected the best plants of the season, perfect to plant together…


Dogwood (Cornus)

These vibrant, woody stems bring a dramatic flash of colour to the garden




Witch Hazel (Hamamelis)

Winter flowers with a spicy citrus fragrance. A cut stem of flowers will last a week in the house. Allow this to grow to its full size, or prune to keep small.




Winter Box (Sarcococca)

Sweet-smelling Winter flowers and evergreen leaves. This is an easy-to-grow plant that will flourish in shade and sun




Also looking good in January…


Hellebore (Christmas Rose) – a perennial garden plant with elegant flowers, perfect for brightening up shady areas during late Winter and early Spring.

Easy to grow and thrives in deep shade

White and pale pink flowers from November until early Spring

Avoid planting in very dry or waterlogged soil

Prefers a sheltered position, safe from strong, cold winds

Compact evergreen plants providing beautiful marbled foliage throughout the year