It’s been a fresh start to the year and we’re all feeling the chill this month! But don’t let that stop you, as there are still plenty of jobs to be doing in the garden. We’ve listed some ideas below, and don’t forget to check out our Gardeners Calendar page for more:
January garden jobs:
- Prune Apple and Pear Trees
- Start Chitting First Early Potatoes
- Feed The Birds
- Force Rhubarbs
- Keep An Eye On Houseplant Watering
What’s in and on offer at Bumbles this month:
Levington Multipurpose Compost
Loyalty card members can take advantage of
5 for £20
For all your gardening uses and for all stages of a plants life. Levington® Multi Purpose Compost contains essential plant food for 6 weeks, to give your plants a great start.
FRESH DELIVERY! We’ve got a great choice of colourful bedding
Economy Potting Table
The Economy Potting Table is the must-have accessory for all gardeners. An edged worktop area and underneath storage shelf provide ample space for potting, as well as extra garden storage.
New Season Herbs: 10 for £20
Feed The Birds
Our supplier, Henry Bell, have blended tradition and expertise with innovation to create a high-quality Wild Bird Care collection, specifically designed to provide health and wellbeing to the birds in your garden.
Their selection of High Energy Foods are an excellent source of energy and nutrition for wild birds, especially in winter but loved all year round! The range includes Fat Balls, Suet bites and a strong selection of Ready to Feed options.
January is Seed Potato time!
- First early – plant from March, harvest June/July
- Second early – plant from March, harvest July – September
- Main crop – plant from March, harvest from September – October
- Check packs for the best varieties for mash, salads, boiling, chips or roasting
Seasoned veterans to beginners alike, this grow your own favourite is a must for any gardener. Enjoy the excitement of harvesting your very own buried treasure this year!
Not just for large plots or allotments, potatoes can be grown in a small bed or large tub. Bumbles recommends the Elho potato pot for beginners who love convenience – watch the video on this page to find out how to use it!
Potatoes are easy and fun to grow, producing a plentiful crop in summer or early autumn. Available in taster packets and 2-2.5kg sacks in a diverse range of varieties.
There’s a lot of help available online for growing seed potatoes – ISJ Horticulture have created their own, which includes a really helpful culinary table. Plus we have our own Seed Potato growing guide, which takes you through all the growing stages. Please let us know how you get on!