First signs of Spring
This month, the beginnings of spring are starting to make themselves known with hints of green shoots and the presence of wildlife emerging from hibernation to explore their own belated new year.
The warmer, earlier mornings bring new garden responsibilities. Its time to prune shrubs and climbers, such as wisteria, and evergreen hedges.
February jobs to do:
- Prepare vegetable seed beds, and sow some vegetables under cover
- Chit potato tubers
- Net fruit and vegetable crops to keep the birds off
- Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering
- Divide bulbs such as snowdrops, and plant those that need planting ‘in the green’
- Prune Wisteria
- Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges
- Prune conservatory climbers
- Cut back deciduous grasses left uncut over the winter