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Antirrhinum The Bride still flowering in January!
Antirrhinum The Bride still flowering in January!
Large Echium in a fleece jacket – some survive up to -5C unscathed, some don’t

Keep vulnerable plants protected

Make sure protective straw or fleece is still in place on vulnerable plants overwintering outdoors. In cold spells, protect non-frost-proof containers with bubble wrap, hessian or fleece. Group pots near a south-facing wall to give extra protection.

Snowdrops at RHS Harlow Carr

Lift and divide snowdrops

Snowdrops can be lifted and divided as long as you re-plant them straight away.

Weigela variegata

Hardwood cuttings time

Take hardwood cuttings of shrubs such as Cornus, Salix, Forsythia, Weigela, Escallonia, Rosa, Ribes, Chaenomeles and Elaeagnus and deciduous climbers such as Fallopia and Lonicera. Check last year’s hardwood cuttings, for planting out or potting on.

Time to split up Yew Cephalotaxus harringtonia Korean Gold and Cotinus (smoke bush)

Transplant shrubs and trees

Move deciduous trees and shrubs, if the ground is not frozen or waterlogged.

Let Christmas displays of early narcissus die down outside

Let bulb displays die down

Indoor forced bulbs for Christmas displays, which have finished flowering, can be left outside in a sheltered spot, to die down.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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