Gardening advice for the Croydon London Area

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JANUARY Advice for the Garden

Top 10 jobs

Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch

Ventilate the greenhouse on sunny days

Dig over any vacant plots that have not been dug already

Repair and re-shape lawn edges

Inspect stored tubers of Dahlia, Begonia and Canna for rots or drying out

Prune apple and pear trees

Start forcing rhubarb

Plan your vegetable crop rotations for the coming season

Keep putting out food and water for hungry birds

Prepare a polythene shelter for outdoor peaches and nectarines, to protect them from peach leaf curl

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