Take up your trowel!

Fruit Tree

Call us biased but gardening may be the perfect cure for the January blues. Gardening has been proven to have a number of benefits, from reducing the risk of Alzheimer's to improving your general fitness.

January is the month for fresh starts and it is the same for your garden. Although a number of plants are dormant at this time of year there is still plenty to be done to ready your garden for the Spring.

Keep your plants nice and warm by mulching or fleecing their roots for protection from the biting frost. Digging over vacant plots and removing weeds from bases of young trees will keep your garden space looking a picture - and if you fancy a change of scenery,provided the ground is not frozen or waterlogged, you can move established deciduous trees and shrubs.

If you don't want to wait for warmer weather, why not consider an evergreen option which will look impressive at any time of year. Olive trees and coffee plants are particular favourites of ours. Here at The Gluttonous Gardener we enjoy hearing about your gardening triumphs and we are on hand to answer any queries you may have regarding care and cultivation. We can be reached by phone or email between 9-5 Monday-Friday, we look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday 19th January, 2016