February Jobs in the Garden

Your local, family-run, independent garden centre, restaurant and shop

• Prepare vegetable seed beds, some veg can be sown under cover now like lettuce & other salad crops.
• Chit seed potatoes.
• Net fruit & veg crops to keep birds off.
• Prune winter flowering shrubs that have finished flowering.
• Divide bulbs such as snowdrops & plant those that need planting ‘ in the green’
• Prune Wisteria
• Prune hardy evergreen hedges & renovate overgrown deciduous hedges.
• Prune conservatory climbers such as Bourgainvillea.
• Cut back deciduous grasses left uncut over winter. Remove dead grass from evergreen grasses.
• Sweet peas can now be sown under cloches.
• Lily bulbs can be planted in pots, for flowers this summer.
• Test your soil for PH & nutrient levels, we have soil testing kits instore.
• Clear up weedy beds before mulching.
• Mulching with a deep layer of organic matter (composted bark or farm manure) helps to condition the soil, suppress weed growth, insulate plant roots during cold spells & helps retain moisture during the summer months.
• Continue to plant roses.
• Mole activity increases during February,  ask a member of staff for help  if this is becoming a problem.
• This is a good time to dig a new pond.
• Check & repair pergolas & arches if needed.
• This is a good time to design or re-design your garden, put your ideas down on paper & cost the work out – we are happy to help with this.

Opening Hours
Garden Centre & Shop
Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Mon - Sat: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 4:00pm