Garden Calendar

February

Flower Border:

  • Split clumps of overcrowded Snowdrops and replant.
  • Prune Clematis (depending on which type you have).
  • Plant trees, shrubs and perennials.
  • Mulch borders.
  • Prune Hybrid Tree and Floribunda Roses.
  • Sow bedding plant seeds in a heated propagator.
  • You can also sow Tomatoes.
  • At the end of the month, water Pelargoniums to start them into growth then cut back the plant and repot once they have started growing.
  • Cut Fuchsias back to about 6 inches, repot and water.
  • Dead head winter Pansies and Primroses.
  • Firm any Alpines that have been lifted by frost back into the soil.

Vegetable Patch:

  • Sow Broad Beans, Carrots and Parsnips under cloches.
  • Sow Onions, Peas, Leeks and Cabbage in a propagator.
  • Sow Parsley in a seed tray.

Fruit Garden:

  • Cut autumn fruiting Raspberry canes to the ground and others to a bud above the top wire.
  • Continue to prune established fruit trees and burn the prunings.