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    Best Plants and Shrubs for January

    Hamamelis x intermdia common name Witch Hazel

    Hamamelis x intermdia common name Witch Hazel

    Witch Hazel is often at its best in January when the flowers appear on bare branches. It commonly flowers yellow and orange and its flowers have a citrus scent. It is a small tree -advice on  how to grow Witch Hazel.

    Viburnum tinus white variety in flower

    Viburnum tinus white variety in flower

    Viburnum tinus tends to get a bad press because it is popular, and often found in car parks and supermarket landscaping. That's a disservice because it is a lovely shrub, easy to grow and tough yet with delicate flowers either white or there is a nice pink variety.

    Wildlife this month

    Owl in winter

    Owls continue to be active and audible throughout December and January.  Being serenaded to off to sleep to the gentle hooting of owls is a magical sound. Why not take a few minutes to relax and listen to the gentle sounds of the owls alongside a stream.

    Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Freckles'

    Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Freckles'

    A lovely winter flowering Clematis and group 1 which means no tricky pruning, and also not prone to Clematis wilt. Often described as hardy it is a winter survivor although if soil is heavy and wet C. 'Freckles' is best grown in a container. 

    Gardening ideas and inspiration

    Flowering plants

    Clematis Piilu

    Easy to grow Spring and Summer flowering plants, advice as to the best climbing and scented plants.

    Shrubs and Bushes

    Lavatera 'Barnsley'

    Ideas for the Best Evergreen shrubs, Spring and Summer Flowering shrubs and fast growing shrubs.

    Wildlife Garden

    Bees on Sedum

    Advice on plants to attract bees and butterflies into your garden. Check out the 10 Best wildlife friendly plants and shrubs.

    Grow your Own Veg


    How to grow your own veg, including  growing from seed and the best veg for growing in containers

    Gardening Calendar

    gloves and secateurs essential gardening kit

    A month by month guide with advice and top tips what to do in the garden each month. Seasonal monthly advice in the Sunday Gardener's Newsletter.

    Garden Ponds

    Garden Pond with lilies in the rain

    An easy step-by-step guide with illustrations on how to build a pond, choosing a pond liner, and attracting wildlife to your pond.

    Gardening tips

    Snails on a Hosta

    Pages of gardening tips including how to get rid of slugs and snails, what does frost hardy mean, when to use the Chelsea Chop and much more.

    TSG Blog

    Award winning blogs

    Regular posts with gardening chat on the Sunday Gardener's award winning blog, including visitors questions.

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