What's On in January
10 January: 'In pursuit of historic camellias from China to Europe', an online talk by Geraldine King. Kew Mutual Improvement Society. 6pm, £3.
12 January: 'The Plant Lore of our English Hedgerows', an online talk by botanist and folklore expert Roy Vickery. CPRE. 7pm. Free.
13 January: 'Nature Friendly Gardening for beginners' by Kent Wildlife Trust Education & Training. Online 7:30pm-9pm. Donation.
13 January: 'Windsor’s World of Rhododendrons - looking to the future', an online talk by John Anderson. Plant Heritage. 6:30pm. £4.
16 January: ‘Snowdrops and Winter Treasures’ a talk by Guy Barker in Bawburgh Village Hall, NR9 3LL at 2.00pm. Norfolk Plant Heritage. £5 (free to members).
20 January: 'Cultivation of Temperate Aroids', an online talk by Kit Strange. Plant Heritage. 7:30pm. Free for members, £5 non-members.
Apple tree pruning workshop . Gressenhall Museum. 26 January 2022, 10am-3.30pm, £45.Sold out
24 January: 'The Global Tree Assessment: a framework for saving all of the world’s tree species' an online talk by Dr Paul Smith. Kew Mutual Improvement Society. 6pm, £3.
A camellia in the snow. See 10 Jan.
Garden Tasks for January
Winter prune wisteria. Cut last year's growth back to two or three buds. (The summer pruning is July-August)
Prune rose bushes this month while they are still dormant, though not rambling roses which are normally pruned in late summer. For more see the RHS guide.
Cut back ornamental grasses so that new growth will show.
Remove old hellebore leaves to expose the new blooms as they emerge in the spring. Bin any leaves with black patches to reduce spread of leaf spot diseases.
Prune apple and pear trees if not already done.
Plant bare-root fruit trees, roses and shrubs, unless the ground is frozen.
Start sweet peas, salad seeds, cauliflowers, spring onions and spinach on a windowsill or in a greenhouse to get an early start.
Trim back climbers before birds start nesting.
Apply fertilizer around hedges and shrubs ready for their spring growth.