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 hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges
Prune conservatory climbers
Cut back deciduous grasses left uncut over the winter