Start chitting your first early potatoes by placing them in a cool, bright but frost-free place. To find out more about growing potatoes in containers or in the ground take a look at our article on how to grow your own potatoes.
Force rhubarb plants by covering the crown with a bucket. This will produce tender pink stems ready for eating in about 8 weeks time.
January is the time to start pruning wisteria cutting back all the side-shoots pruned last summer. Cut these shoots to within 2 or 3 buds of the main framework.
Clear up your perennial borders by cutting down any old dead stems to make way for new growth. Take care not to cut into any new growth.
Plant bare-root roses now, choosing a position in full sun for the best flowering. You can also prune your roses now. For more advice about roses, including climbing roses take a look at our 'How to grow roses' article.
Brush off heavy snow from your hedges and conifers to prevent branches snapping or becoming misshapen. Also brush snow off your greenhouse roof to prevent the glass cracking.
Keep an eye on any fruits, vegetables or flower tubers in storage and remove any that are rotting. One rotten item could spoil the whole crop!
Keep dead-heading your winter pansies to stop them setting seed and to encourage more flowers.
Tidy up around the garden. Empty pots can be cleaned and stored in the shed.
On rainy days do some garden planning! Have a think about any new plants you would like and order plug plants now ready for spring despatch.