February warms a seasoned gardener’s heart. It is now officially spring! Warmth and more sunlight encourages sheltered spots and greenhouses come alive.
- On sunny windowsills and heated greenhouses, sow of early seeds and tubers in Growise Seed & Cutting compost
- Your shrubs and trees will benefit from a layer of Farmyard Manure, composted bark or Blooming Marvelous Mulch.
- Divide and protect young shoots of herbaceous perennials and add a rich mulch of compost.
- For all established trees and shrubs begin by adding mulch with Chip Bark and feed with a light sprinkling of chicken manure or bonemeal
- Bare in mind the tender plants need protection from frost
- It’s time to purchase first early seed potatoes to start chitting in trays ready for planting in late February and early March.
- Keep your bird feeders topped up. Food for birds may still be in short supply. If you haven’t already, think about introducing a bird-box into your garden, and clean out any bird boxes you already have.