TO PLANT IN JANUARY
While you’re making plans and resolutions for 2019, get some plants in the garden that will pay back your new-year efforts with flowers and fruit in autumn and winter. Avoid making new plantings on very hot or windy days and keep all new plantings well watered and sheltered on subsequent hot days.
What to sow and plant this month (seeds unless noted)
Ornamentals: Alyssum, cineraria, daisies (pots), English lavender (pots), hollyhock, hydrangea (pots), Iceland poppy, pansy, petunia (seedlings and pots), poinsettia (pots), primula, rose (pots), salvia (pots), stock, succulents (pots), viola, wallflower
Edibles: Basil, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprout, cabbage, Cape gooseberry, carrot, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, chives, citrus (potted plants), dwarf beans (seedling), English spinach, kale, kohl rabi, leek, lettuce, parsley, parsnip, radish, shallot, silver beet, spring onion, swede, turnip
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12. Saudi Arabia 13. Anne Bancroft 14. Nairobi 15. Alaska 16. PJ Masks 17. Violin 18. Landslide 19. Yellow 20. Two 21. False (tennis player) 22. Tchaikovsky 23. Grant Denyer
24. France 25. Belize 26. Wilbur Smith 27. 1980s 28. Tennis 29. George Takei 30. Mediterranean.
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