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Propagating Tasks in January


The holidays are over, and the impulse now is to get on with sowing seeds and taking cuttings.

A nice feeling, but do you have the facilities to grow them?

A point to consider is; seeds sown this month may not get planted out for another three to four months yet, so the question is; do you have frost free well lit place to nurture your seedlings / cuttings until planting out time?

If the answer is No!

Then delay your sowings / cutting until weather conditions improve, or consider getting you seedlings / cutting mail order.

Note: As with most advice on gardening the advisors location will often influence the content of the advice.

To alleviate this problem I have produced this chart indicating how you can make adjustments to the timing of events as seen in this website.

I hope you find this useful! .......Tg

Week 1 - 1st Jan. to 7th Jan.

Place Chrysanthemum stools on hot bed to produce cutting material.

Sow Lathyrus / Sweet Peas if not done the previous autumn.

Week 2 - 8th Jan. to 14th Jan.

Sow Gardenia and Onion seed.

Check over dormant Dahlia tubers.

Raise temperature for Pacific Coast Iris, Lonicera and Osteospermum.

Week 3 - 15th Jan. to 21st Jan.

Sow Allium, Alpines, and Lobelia seeds.

Take Clematis montana cuttings.

Week 4 - 22nd Jan. to 28th Jan.

Sow Buddlea, Canna, Cranesbill / Geranium, Cyclamen, Lupin, Pelargoniums, and Streptocarpus seeds.

Divide Lamium.

Collect and sow Viscum / Mistletoe berries.

Set up Dahlia tubers and place them on the hotbed to produce cutting material.

Set up Charm and Korean chrysanthemums stools on the hotbed to produce cutting material.