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Weekend Garden Jobs (if it doesn’t rain too much!) 17 January 2014

Turn your compost bin.

Dig the borders and if you have your own compost incorporate some of the well rotted stuff to improve the soil structure – however, I wouldn’t recommend doing either of the above in the rain!

Winter prune apple and pear trees.

If you didn’t do so last week as it was colder you can prune your wisteria (see last weeks post for details).

Check autumn sown sweet-peas and stored dahlia tubers.

Plant bare-root trees, shrubs and roses.

Sow geraniums and begonias for summer bedding – these can be grown in a pot on a warm sunny windowsill.

Summer perennials can also be sown now these include hollyhocks, lupins and dwarf delphiniums.

If it’s too wet to get outside why not plan your garden for the year ahead instead.

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