Beautiful nature scene with blooming tree and sun flare

 

In February we can see the signs of spring on the horizon. Bulbs are appearing and wildlife is waking up as light levels and temperatures increase. Don’t be thinking that February is a month that nothing can be done in the garden. Outdoors, as the garden comes to life again, it’s time to prune shrubs and climbers, such as Wisteria as well as evergreen hedges. There is plenty to do indoors this month to prepare for the season ahead too!

 

Here are some jobs to be getting on with!

Prepare vegetable seed beds, and sow some vegetables under cover

 

Chit potato tubers

Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches

 

Net fruit and vegetable crops to keep the birds of

Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering

 

Divide bulbs such as snowdrops, and plant those that need planting ‘in the green

 

Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges

Prune conservatory climbers

Prune Wisteria

Cut back deciduous grasses left uncut over the winter