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Jordan’s top tips for your February garden

Jordan's Top Tips For Your Feburary Garden

This month there are lots of things you can do to look after your garden and ensure it thrives this coming Spring.

Here are Jordan’s top tips for February:

  • 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 windowsill in conservatory.
  • Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering – Such as Mahonia and various varieties of Viburnum once they have finished flowering.
  • Prune Wisteria, cutting back summer side shoots to 2 or 3 buds.
  • Prune hardy evergreen hedges and overgrown deciduous hedges.
  • Cut back shrubs such as Salix and Cornus, grown for their bright stems during the winter, right back to the base of the plant.
  • Cut back 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 weeks, 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!
  • Force rhubarb plants for an early crop
  • Lift and divide snowdrops which are still ‘in the green’ if you want to create more clumps.
  • 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.

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Excellent soil with very few stones, turf was also of great quality.
Tim Connop21st August 2019
Very good turf. Freshly cut. Has taken well.
Bryan Smith12th August 2019
I love this garden centre, it truly is a cut above the rest. My hanging basket is an absolute joy.
Yvette Barratt8th August 2019
Staff are helpful, knowledgeable and cheerful and nothing is too much trouble.
Jane Ward2nd August 2019
The top soil was of good quality and was most suitable for my flower borders.
Alan Merritt23rd July 2019
The Moonstone looks really good as a lawn and patio border.
Brian Russell16th July 2019
All straight and no major knots or drying cracks.
Tim Pearson11th July 2019
Competitively priced sleepers, delivered on time and craned off to a convenient place by a helpful driver.
Ray Lamb9th July 2019
Excellent turf and topsoil delivered on time with a call to say they were on their way. Lawn was freshly cut on the day and has taken very quickly.
David Grennall1st July 2019
Wow, our first time visiting and I cannot wait to come back! Beautiful, inspiring surroundings. Products are first class and you can tell the staff who look after the place do it with love. We are so happy with our purchases and very reasonable prices. I’ll make a regular visit now! I haven’t tried the Potting Shed yet but heard wonderful things so will look forward to trying it. So lucky this is local to us. Thank you!
Francesca Kennedy30th June 2019
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