Published January 26, 2021
The January weather this year has been particularly cold, with plenty of rain and even snow for many of us – but now it’s about time to think about the sunny days ahead. Winter is a busy time for us gardeners, and here are some best gardening deals and voucher codes that I recommend.
I am totally in love with gardens, and I am lucky enough to have the space to experiment with different ornamental plants, trees, fruits and vegetables too. I buy most of my plants online due to three main reasons:
- it’s convenient and saves me time (as well as reduces my fuel use and carbon emission)
- it offers a great variety of unusual and interesting plants, with extensive information on how to grow them – which I totally love!
- it’s cheaper than buying plants from a garden center, because of the great choice for mail order plants and mail order trees voucher codes and discounts.
So here are a few things that you can do for your garden in January and February.
Get your summer-flowering bulbs ready.
Summer-flowering bulbs are arguably one of the easiest and most impactful garden plants you can grow. All it takes is a little planning, and there’s no better time to start than on a chilly winter’s day with a lovely warm cuppa to hand. Check out the beautiful summer-flowering bulbs collection from Crocus, and don't forget to use Crocus discount code to get every third spring-planting bulb pack for free. Offer runs out 3d of February, don't miss out.
Sow your seeds soon.
With February being a month for sowing many of your vegetable and flower seeds indoors, it's time to gather your seed collection now. I very rarely buy vegetable plants because growing from seeds is super easy, and cheap too. All that you need is quality seed compost, a sunny windowsill, a propagator or seed tray, or small pots.
I often recycle yogurt pots for example. If you don’t have a propagator, just use any suitable transparent packaging that you can pop over your seed tray or small pots with seeds in them – it works just fine. And, of course, you need the seeds. I always buy my seeds online. This way you get a massive variety of choices, plus you can be sure that the seeds are stored in professional storage facilities. These seeds will have a higher chance of success to grow into lovely flowers and tasty vegetables. Thompson & Morgan offers a massive collection of seeds from only 99 pence per package.
Plant on your fruit trees and ornamental trees now.
Mail order trees are just great. You can choose loads of lovely fruit trees and ornamental trees from Crocus, Thompson & Morgan and Gardening Express. Gardening Express are so confident in their mail order plant quality that they offer a 5 year guarantee on all hardy plants and many other great deals with Gardening Express voucher codes. This is also the best time to buy your bare root trees because they are way cheaper than pot grown trees, and that's the right season for bare root tree planting. Crocus offers 30% OFF all bare root trees now. Don't miss out on these great savings.
Plant your berries.
Soft berries like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are always quite expensive to buy in a shop, but they are surprisingly easy to grow. I especially like growing blueberries. They are full of goodness, my family absolutely love them, and they come straight from my back garden so I can rest easy knowing they have been grown without any airmiles or carbon emission. Most blueberries in the shops come from abroad, and it does not sit well with my Green mindset.
You can plant strawberries right now and get a good size harvest as early as this coming summer. Raspberries and blueberries take a couple of seasons to establish but you will likely get some fruits in the first summer too. You can get amazing strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries and even more exotic soft fruit plants from Thompson & Morgan, and save with Thompson & Morgan voucher codes at the same time.
Follow gardening experts' advice.
Gardening requires patience and knowledge. While I have plenty of patience, I am taking my gardening knowledge from the Gardener’s World magazine for many years. You can save 69% on BBC Gardener’s World magazine subscription with buysubscriptions.com voucher codes and discount codes this January. Subscribers issue has plenty of extras to go with it too. This season every issue has free seeds and dozens of subscribers offers to save you on most mail order plants suppliers.
Happy Gardening - Spring is just round the corner!
Tanya Larsen, mother of 3, keen gardener, world traveller and a business owner
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