January might be the middle of winter but as the days lengthen the garden starts to grow. Now is a great time to plan for the coming gardening year and to order seeds and plants. Summer bulbs, seed potatoes and onion sets are available from the middle of this month. Enjoy the fresh air, on dry sunny days. Use this month for general garden maintenance. Rake leaves and clear up weedy beds ready for mulching in spring.
Also put out food for birds and leave some garden areas uncut, a little longer, to provide shelter for wildlife in your garden.