January 3 2019
1. Prune your Wisteria plant now, cutting back summer side-shoots to 2 or 3 buds.
2. Prune rose bushes now whilst they are dormant. Cut back to just above a bud and remove any crossing or dead branches. You can plant bare root roses now in a sunny position for spectacular summer colour.
3. If your garden is looking a bit bare try growing a winter-flowering evergreen Clematis such as 'Winter Beauty'.
4. Add bare root Alstromeria (Peruvian Lily) for a more unusual plant
5. Cut back the old foliage from ornamental grasses before growth begins - clip them to within a few centimetres of the ground.
6. Cut down the old stems of perennial plants like Sedum - be careful of any new growth.
7. Remove old Hellebore leaves to make the new blooms more visible as they emerge this spring.
8. Cut back damaged, diseased and the oldest stems of brightly coloured willows, and thin overcrowded stems.
9. Remove any faded flowers from your winter pansies to stop them setting seed.