By no means thoughts about gardening duties for February!
Take into consideration Snowdrops, Daffodils and Hellebores and flowering winter shrubs – Much more enjoyable!
February typically appears extra of a gardener’s delight than excessive summer time.
There are fewer gardening duties to do and extra time to benefit from the pleasures of personal backyard, resembling searching for snowdrops that like to cover within the flower border.
3 Gardening Duties for February
- Valentine’s Day – will you give your love purple Roses or candy Violets? Each have their place as a romantic current; possibly these Romantic backyard concepts will allow you to resolve find out how to deal with your Valentine.
- Do you’ve gotten citrus timber in pots? A lemon tree or an orange tree that spends its summer time in your patio and winter within the greenhouse? Now is an efficient time to top-dress the soil with recent compost; or, if the timber have been within the pot for some years, examine in the event that they want re-potting. This will imply renewing all of the compost, or presumably re planting the citrus tree into a bigger pot if it’s changing into pot sure. For extra recommendations on rising Oranges and Lemons, click on the hyperlink
- Seeds and seed sowing. A gardening process for February that may be carried out within the heat of the potting shed or your conservatory! Undecided the place to start out with sowing seeds in seed trays and modules? We’ve a seed weblog with useful tricks to get you began and a ‘The right way to’ seed video on our YouTube channel.
Gardening Duties for February – further
The climate is usually frosty in February and the soil surrounding crops in containers might freeze. Tempted to pour boiling water on? Not a good suggestion! Use lukewarm water to progressively thaw out the soil.
Gardens to go to this month
There are shows of Snowdrops (Galanthus) a-plenty throughout Britain, so it’s price checking for one close to to you. Clearly they’re earlier in southern and sheltered gardens however as completely different cultivars flower at completely different instances, you stand a very good probability of discovering a pleasant show!
Not simply Snowdrops after all, look out for winter flowering shrubs too – their scent will inform you of their prescence so possibly that needs to be ‘sniff them out’
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