Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Peter's Gardening Notes

The Garden in January
Weather permitting, keep the hoe going through the ground. Soil tends to get compacted by winter rain and snow. Wind can break branches big and small, so trim back properly to avoid die-back. Fruit trees should have been grease-banded by now. It is difficult to advise on sprays for fruit trees since so many familiar products are no longer available. Perhaps a trip to the library is best to see what Dr Hessayon is saying (or try a Google search).
The Greenhouse in January
Watch the sun, as on a bright day temperatures can get quite high and can create weak and spindly growth. Pot on any cuttings taken earlier. Further cuttings can be taken and some seeds sown if some form of heat protection can be given.