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Wondering if there’s any gardening to do in February? If you’re itching to get outside, don’t worry, there are some important jobs to be getting on with.

One of the main jobs is pruning to get your garden prepared for Spring. There’s some sowing to do, plus other jobs that’ll give you real satisfaction...

Just remember your wellies!

 

Flowers and Plants in February

  • Sow any hardy annual plants now - Including Ladybird Poppies, Dwarf Nasturtiums and Blue Bedders

  • Plant Hedges - It’s your last chance to plant any Deciduous hedges such as Plant beech, hawthorn and hornbeam

  • Cutting Back - The best plants to cut back this month are the Summer-flowering shrubs. It’s usually best to wait until the last frost towards the end of the month:

    • Rose bushes

    • Grasses

    • Hydrangeas

    • Clematis

    • Ornamental vines such as Boston Ivy

Fruit & Vegetables in February

  • Prune Citrus Trees (never prune more than one-third of the tree in one year)

  • Sow your tomato and cucumber seeds for greenhouse growing

  • Sow hardy broad beans

  • Plant Fruit Trees - such as dwarf quince (as long as there is no frost on the ground)

  • Potatoes, garlic and onions can be planted in early March, so now is a great time to get them ordered!



Other Gardening

  • Treat your wooden furniture - On a dry day, sand down and oil your wooden garden furniture. When you get it out in the warmer months it will look great and be waterproof

  • Nesting Boxes - They’re not only aesthetically pleasing, they also bring beautiful birds to your garden. Make sure to put them somewhere quiet and out of the sun

  • Washing Paths - If you can borrow a neighbour’s/friend’s power washer, or have one of your own, now is a great time to use it. You can wash off any slippery mould and mud from your paths and driveways.

 

Have you got your planters or ponds set up and ready for Spring? Garden Paradise offer British made seriously strong wooden planters, ponds and sandpits. They can be placed on any surface: soil, concrete and grass. Choose your size and shape and get yourself prepared for a (hopefully) warm British Summer!

Please do get in touch if you have any questions about our wooden ponds, planters or sandpits.