Jobs to do in the garden
Empty watering cans of standing water
Watering cans, water butts or any water storage, both metal and plastic are at real risk of damage during cold, frosty weather. Before the cold weather comes it is vital that you empty all watering containers and store them upside down, even in the greenhouse or shed.
When water freezes it expands and can easily cause metal and plastic containers to crack. Come the spring they will leak and your beautiful Haws Watering Can will be ruined!
Manufacturers tend not to offer warranties or guarantees against frost damage, so this is one simple thing you can do to save you the expense of a trip to the Garden Centre next Spring!
January Jobs in the Garden
January tends to be one of the coldest months of the year, so your garden will almost certainly need protecting from frosts, gale-force winds and heavy rain.
Frosts can be hard and prolongued so it is essential that all your plants that need protecting or moving indoors are tended to. Don't forget you can insulate your greenhouse for extra protection - bubble wrap is particularly good for this.
Also why not check stakes, ties, fleeces and other supports for damage and consider moving plants to sunnier positions to maximize light or to avoid prolongued wind damage.
Remember to keep feeding garden birds as food is scarce for them over the winter months.