January and the Allotment Garden

By Richard Chivers

When Christmas has passed and life resumes its normality, the biggest problem I find as a gardener is that January is a frustratingly long month.

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January Newsletter

Winter is well and truly upon us. Yes, the days are lengthening, but oh so slowly. Snow, frost, wind, rain, mud and grey skies seem here to stay but never fear, snowdrops and celandines will soon be putting on their annual show.

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December Newsletter

Depending on whether you go by the meteorogical or astronomical calendar, winter will arrive on either the 1st or the 21st of December. Some parts of the country saw snow in November whilst here in Devon I’m typing this with the back door wide open to a glorious sunny afternoon. However, winter will definitely arrive across the whole of the UK this month. As, of course, with Christmas!

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November Newsletter

This can be one of the wettest months so make the most of any decent gardening days. Certainly, with the clocks having changed daylight is at a premium.

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How to Plant Spring Bulbs

The appearance of early spring flowers is when many of us breathe a sigh of relief. The dark days of winter are nearly over. Be they dancing daffodils, pure snowdrops or vibrant tulips, spring bulbs bring a welcome promise of longer, warmer days.

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