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Jordan’s Top Tips for your February Garden

February Gardening Tips

Prune winter-flowering shrubs such as Mahonia and various varieties of Viburnum once they have finished flowering. This will encourage healthy, new growth for the following year and will also allow you to keep a nice shape.

Chit (allow shoots to form) seed potatoes now by placing in a cool, light, frost free place such as a shed with a window or a windowsill in a conservatory.

Prune Wisteria, cutting back summer side shoots to 2 or 3 buds.

Prune hardy evergreen hedges and overgrown deciduous hedges such as Euonymus, Buxus and Taxus.

Cut back shrubs such as Salix and Cornus, grown for their bright stems during the winter, right back to the base of the plant. This will ensure a good growing season next year, keeping the shrubs healthy and tidy. *Top Tip* These colourful stems make a beautiful vase arrangement along with any other seed pods and evergreen foliage out of your garden.

Cut back any remaining deciduous grasses left uncut in the winter and remove dead grass from evergreen varieties. Remove dead growth to within a few centimetres from the ground. Most grasses will show new growth around March time. The use of grasses in winter arrangements and borders adds both structure and texture. Especially on a frosty morning.

Prepare vegetable seed beds. Remove any debris or weeds, turn the soil over using a fork and mix in anything you think is necessary whether that be sand, manure, 6X pellets or a general growmore – we have everything you need in stock now to grow the best vegetables around!

Sow some vegetables under cover, such as leeks and onions. We have a huge range of seeds in stock, ALL 3 FOR 2, with the cheapest packet free.

Force rhubarb plants for an early crop.

Lift and divide snowdrops which are still ‘in the green’ if you want to create more clumps. This is the best way to increase your Snowdrop crop as the success rate of bulbs can be quite disheartening if planted incorrectly.

Prune pear trees and apple trees whilst they’re still dormant. Leave cherry trees, apricots and plum trees until the summer after fruiting. This will prevent any chances of Silver Leaf disease.

Plant any empty containers or borders with some colourful bedding plants to grow amongst your spring flowering bulbs such as Polyanthus and Pansies. We have an amazing offer on our Pansies – 15x 6 packs for only £20, and our Primroses and Polyanthus are only 85p each or 18 for £10 (whilst stocks last).

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