06 Feb

10 Gardening Jobs for February Gardens

Cold and frosty mornings do not make it easy for us gardeners in February. As with all year-round there are still jobs to be done in the garden even though it is a bit cold out there.

  1. Keep off the grass! When it’s frosty don’t step on the grass as it could damage your lawn.
  2. Prepare your beds! Get ready for the growing season! Start turning over soil and remove the cheeky winter weeds.
  3. Prune fruit bushes: raspberry, blackcurrant, gooseberry and redcurrant.
  4. Deadhead and prune buddleia, wisteria (its now or August) and summer flowering clematis.
  5. Tree removals; now is the perfect time to re-position trees whilst the roots remain dormant, fork in some nutritious compost.
  6. Trim deciduous hedges before the birds set up home.
  7. Cut back ivy and other creepers.
  8. Cut back shrubs, now is the time of they have become large and overbearing, especially if you are thinking or removing them all together.
  9. 5 bulbs to plant in February: lilies, eucomis, liatris (loved by bees and butterflies), agapanthus and galtonia (summer hyacinth).
  10. Order your summer flowering bulbs, ready for planting in Spring. Plan where you will put them.

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