jobs for january

 

Trees, shrubs and flowers

till time to plant Tulip bulbs.
Cut back the leaves on Hellebores, some may have black spots on this is a fungal disease and should be cut off and disposed of but not in the compost.  Cutting the foliage back will ensure the flowers can be seen when they start appearing.
Hedges such as beech and hornbeam can be renovated over the next couple of months.
good time to prune deciduous trees, 
prune wisteria – cut back to two or tree buds
pot on autumn sown sweat peas if out growing pots

vegetables, fruit and herbs

Buy seed potatoes,  

If you have citrus fruits in pots, do not over water

prune apple pears, blackcurrents, 

Keep feeding birds and make sure they have access to water

Photos from Jan and John lewer’s garden August 2020

Photos from martin and marie dear’s garden.

AS WE ARE UNABLE TO HOLD THE SPRING SHOW THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF COVID19.  WE HAVE ASKED MEMBERS TO SEND IN THEIR PICTURES OF THE MEMBERS COMPETITION.  GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS WERE GIVEN 5 TULIP BULBS TO PLANT IN ANY SIZE POT AND ENTER THEM IN THE SHOW  – THANK TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE SENT IN THEIR PHOTOS.     

Brenda Calcraft’s tulips                      Barbara Heaton’s tulips     Scantlebury’s, lost bulbs to rot       John and Jan Lewer’s tulips

                                                                                                               

Roy Calcraft                                            Andi Wiltshire                                        Jan and John Lewer

 

Diana Cooper                                                           Monica Smith                                                Jane Smith

 

Phil Lewenz                                                                Karen Pinder                                                             Doreen Perrott

Tony and Edith Butler’s tulips                                  Tony and Edith Butler

Pat Jenkins

Brenda Calcraft – another lovely       Trilliums growing in Doreens   Marie Dear – Iris was to be entered in show

              pot of tulips                                                   Garden

Marie Dear – Camellia                                             Marie Dear Primula

Clivia grown by Brenda Calcraft – a plant she bought at the autumn show

Aubretia on steps in Jane Smith’s garden