- Edward Bowring
Gardening Jobs for February
We've got through January and spring is not too far away. Here in West Sussex the snow drops are appearing signalling that winter is soon to pass and that the joys of spring are not too far away. It might be cold and wet outside but there is still lots you can do in the garden so wrap up warm, don your wellies and head outside!
Sow tomatoes, cucumbers and aubergines
in a propagator
Start chitting early potatoes.
Mulch aparagus and artichokes
Plant trees and fruit bushes
Prepare beds and borders
Iris, snowdrops, crocus, aconites
Leeks, kale, cabbage, chard, spinach
Prune wisteria to 2-3 buds - last chance!
Prune cornus (dogwoods at the end of the month)
Prune winter flowering jasmine after flowering.
Prune fuchsia, buddlias and ornamental grasses.
Cut back autumn fruiting raspberries.
Winter prune apple and pear trees
(but not cheery or plum)
Lawns and ponds:
Mow when the grass starts growing but
not too short!
Keep clearing leaves out of ponds
"In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful." - Alice Walker