As the last of the Christmas decorations are boxed up, we say goodbye to the festive season for another year (well more like nine or ten months here!) But it’s not all doom and gloom in January at Trevena Cross – as we get to return to what we know and do best… everything gardens!

As shop order is restored, we look forward to the shelves brimming with garden sundries galore once again, as well as exciting seasonal highlights. First early seed potatoes are already drawing plenty of attention – and second early and maincrop seed potatoes will be keeping them company within the next couple of weeks.

Seed Potatoes £3.99 - January at Trevena Cross

Seed stands have also come out of hiding and offer the perfect opportunity to choose your seeds for planting in the months to come.

Bare root whips and raspberry canes are available for proactive bargain hunters after a bit of planting action right now, before the weather and more importantly, the ground, warms up. An even greater selection of bare root options should be available in the coming weeks too – so it’s not too late to get on board with this incredibly cost effective answer to a new hedge or orchard.

Or maybe just a splash of winter colour is enough to satisfy your planting temptations at the moment? …well primrose and polyanthus pots are enough to kill any colour craving and can certainly cheer a dreary day at this time of the year! – Available this January at Trevena Cross!

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Ensuring a plentiful supply of wild bird seed is to hand will keep your garden friends healthy and happy through the most difficult winter periods (any dried fruits or unsalted nuts left over from Christmas will probably go down well too!)

Outside, we’ve also begun restocking the undercover plant area with benches that were cast aside to make way for Christmas, in order to get the outside area back in shape for the season to come!

And don’t forget, the Garden Kitchen Cafe also offers a welcome escape from cold, wet, miserable January days with it’s inviting wood burning stove, comforting coffee and irresistible sweet treats or warming meals!

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Our advice? Embrace January and especially January at Trevena Cross, with everything that there is to look forward to in your garden this year!