Prune winter flowering jasmine as soon as the flowers have faded. This will give time for strong new shoots to develop which will bear next winter’s flowers.
The second half of January is not too early to start sowing tomatoes, aubergines and peppers in a heated greenhouse, conservatory or on a window sill, as they
need a long growing period.
Sweet peas and broad beans can be sown in pots under cover. Starting them off in this way avoids the risk of directly sown seeds being eaten and will allow plants to be set out later at the right density, avoiding gaps.
Wildlife in the garden
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