February Gardening Tips
- 1st February 2018
Top dress containers in the garden with new compost and slow release fertiliser.
Plant Clematis for Spring and Summer colour.
Cut back any weak or dead bamboo shoots to promote healthy new growth.
Scatter slug pellets to newly planted plants.
Prune Autumn Fruiting Raspberries.
Warm up the ground with polythene or cloches ready for sowing this seasons crops.
Sow perennials from seed. Common examples such as: Achillea, Bellis, Poppies, Scabious and Verbena.
Chit early seed potatoes to encourage shoots before planting in March.
Put up nest boxes to encourage birds in the garden.
Plant Snowdrops in the green, meaning that you plant straight from pots rather than bulbs.
Protect Apricots, Peaches and Nectarines flowers from frost by covering with fleece.
Sow Leeks, Lettuce and Tomatoes in cell trays for easy transferable planting at a later date.
Plant Lily bulbs in pots.
Popular bulbs, tubers and corms such as Dahlias, Gladioli and Begonias are available in store now.
From now on it is a good time to start thinking about sowing vegetable seeds. Take a look at the new ‘Italian Range’ from Thompson and Morgan in store.