January gardening tips
Trees, shrubs and climbers
Remove dead, diseased or damaged wood in deciduous trees and shrubs. Avoid pruning birches, acers and vines, which are liable to bleed profusely if pruned after midwinter. Prune Wisteria this or next month (cut all stems coming off the main framework to 2 or 3 buds of the previous years’ growth). Leave evergreens and tender plants until spring or summer.
Check all recently planted trees and shrubs - if they have been lifted by frost, firm them down.