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The Fruit Garden in January


This is a quiet time in the fruit garden, it should only be just a question of monitoring what effect the weather is having on the trees and shrubs and repairing any damage that may have occurred.

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.

Firm in any fruit trees that have lifted during the winter by frost.

Week No. 2 - 8th Jan to 14th Jan.

Root prune Apple trees if required.

Week No. 3 - 15th Jan to 21st Jan.

Continue with the above tasks if not done previously.

Week No. 4 - 22nd Jan to 28th Jan.

Firm in any newly planted Pear trees that have been lifted by frost.